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busy scene indicative of prosperity notwithstanding the extraordinary
amount of pitiful poverty that we see at every step-
18th – 1030 A.M. Train to Killarney, 186 miles, in seven and half hours, gave us an uninteresting ride. No hills, no cliffs, no water, nothing abrupt or grand, A monotonous similarity of little sickly farms divided by neglected hedge fences, exhaustively tilled- a reasonable number of little villages but without fine buildings or attractive spires. Multitudes of large bold crows, but no other kind of Birds.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The “Irishmens shanties” are thatched roofed with nowindows except a little square hole beside the low door- We are a little disappointed at not seeing more to the Knee-breeched inhabitants. Their dress is quite similar to a New York Irishman. I suppose that we have not seen a dozen pair of Knee-breeches in all Ireland.
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At Killarney station the only building in sight is the large,neat, cut-stone, rail- way Hotel standing in a pretty little Park. Half mile further passing through a beautiful park-like country we reach the dirty little town of Killarney- a mile and half farther through a succession of parks we reach our Victoria Hotel near the shore of the “Lower Lake” where our early telegram has reserved good rooms notwithstanding the fifty guests who have come with us-
Our windows open onto a pretty lawn decorated with many artistic flower beds. Thence to the lake shore an eight of a mile, is an