This is one of Killarney's most celebrated beauty spots, chronicled in travel guides and inlaid into furniture as far back as the 18th century. Here the channels connecting the Upper Lake converge with the Middle Lake, and then connect with the Lower Lake. The quiet area is a haven for sub-tropical plants: California redwoods, eucalyptus, azaleas, camellias, bamboo, magnolia, arbutus, and ferns. You can sit and watch the boats full of tourists, shoot the rapids, as they pass under the Old Weir Bridge or move on and enjoy refreshments at the Dinis Cottage nearby. Although accessible from both Muckross Estate and the Kenmare road, the easiest route is from Muckross House. Walk away from the front entrance of the house and follow the signs for two kilometres.
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