Thank goodness Killarney was on our itinerary in Ireland! I was enchanted by this city. From the main street atmosphere to an amusement park we found, we enjoyed the variety of entertainment discoverd there. From good restaurants to the most fascinating Muckross House and the everlasting beauty of Torc Waterfall—Killarney was scenic and vivid!
Torc is an Irish word meaning boar. The significance of this is derived from the legend of Fionn mac Cumhaill, a hero who killed an entranced boar. My husband and Boy Scout sons were overjoyed to find this nature spot right across the way from the Muckross House museum we were scheduled to tour. (Read about Muckross House on this blog. )We all played in the water, climbed on the rocks and absorbed the beauty of this total gift of nature.
Torc Waterfall definitely embodies the “40 shades of green” title that Ireland possesses. The clear air and the mossy and misty rocks around it are so grand that it is no wonder that Queen Victoria and her ladies in waiting came here to enjoy this Irish gem.
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