Even the name of the town sounds evocative, as does the name of the nearby mountain range, gloriously titled the MacGillycuddy's Reeks
In which country are the MacGillycuddy's Reeks
A local man broke his leg while hillwalking with a group that set out on Mangerton Mountain and MacGillycuddy's Reeks
despite the forecast.
The mountaineer, who was on a precarious ledge, and two others sparked a dramatic operation when they became trapped on Carrauntoohil in the Macgillycuddy's Reeks
, Co Kerry.
The three spectacular lakes – Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and Upper Lake – have the muckle Macgillycuddy's Reeks
mirrored in their waters – the highest mountains in Ireland.
Those mountains - in Ireland the qualifying standard is not Olympic, about 1,000m - are known as the Macgillycuddy's Reeks
The town of Killarney is on the northeastern edge of this lake, and the landscape becomes wilder toward the middle and upper lakes, which are fed by streams running down from Ireland's highest mountains, MacGillycuddy's Reeks
, topping out at 3,414 feet.
Accompanied by walkie-talkie host Cameron McNeish, Lesley tackles Macgillycuddy's Reeks
, a deserted range that includes Ireland's highest peak.
Across the lake you'll see the forbidding, purplish mountains of Macgillycuddy's Reeks
Along the way we stopped by Muckross House in the breathtaking Killarney National Park, with the formidable Macgillycuddy's Reeks
mountain range providing the backdrop.
The bikers were given tours of the Ring of Kerry, the Lakes of Killarney and the high passes of Macgillycuddy's Reeks
Set a little way out of busy Killarney, it afforded great views of Ireland's highest mountains - the wonderfully-named Macgillycuddy's Reeks