Ladyview, Killarney

Ladies View on the Killarney-Kenmare road gives a fantastic view  of The Black Valley, Gap of Dunloe, lakes and Ross Castle and gets its name from Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting on their first visit to the site over 100 years ago.

Special plants to watch out for are the Strawberry tree, or arbutus unedo which has pink strawberry-like berries that take a whole year to ripen.  The name Unedo may imply that one is enough, for they are edible.At other times of year, September to December they are covered in white flowers. There is a song about the strawberry tree:
My love's an arbutus
By the borders of Lene
So slender and shapely
In her girdle of green.

Lake, Killarney

The Gap of Dunloe

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