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  General and Old World HistoryGreat BritainIrelandLocal History and Description
County Kerry Coat of ArmsCounty Kerry on map of IrelandCounty Kerry

Comhairle Contae Chiarrai

Kerry, commonly known as "The Kingdom," is located in southwest Ireland, in the province of Munster. It is bordered by County Limerick to the east, and by County Cork to the southeast. The county town is Tralee.

Area 1,815 sq mi (fifth largest county)
Highest Point Carrantuohill, 3,414 ft (highest point in Ireland)

Population (2012) 139,835
Major Cities and Towns Killarney, Listowel, Tralee

Principal Industries tourism, dairy farming, food processing, manufacturing, forestry, fishing and mariculture

Major Sites and Attractions Ardfert Cathedral; Blennerville Windmill; Dingle Marina and Aquarium; Fenit Sea World; Gallarus Oratory; The Geraldine Center; Great Blasket Island Interpretative Center; Kerry County Museum; Muckross House; Muckross Interpretative Centre; Siamsa Tíre Theatre; the Skellig Experience; Tarbert Bridewell and Heritage Centre; Tralee Aqua Dome; Tralee/Blennerville Steam Train

Major Festivals and Events Listowel Writer's Week Festival

Notable Residents George Fitzmaurice (author), John B. Keane (author), Brendan Kennelly (author), Bryan MacMahon (author), Maurice Walsh (author)

Kerry County Council

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