After seeing the stunning photography of Vogue’s September issue recently, we are overcome by the bewitching and romantic shots by Annie Leibovitz, who showcased the rough and ready romantic landscape of Kerry.
Kerry has always been a dark and romantic location for us, Killarney in particular. The locations for their September issue, chosen by Grace Coddington include the Kilarney Lakes as seen from Ladies View and Gleninchaquin Falls in Kenmare…. And it has made us fall in love with Kerry all over again!
Image of General Manager, Marie Chawke and Model Daria Werbowy
Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa provided the home away from home for Grace and her team as they resided there while they were putting together this gothic romantic photoshoot. Speaking with the team from Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Marie Chawke, General Manager, mentioned; “It was an honour to look after the Vogue team and we are thrilled with the amazing spread in the September issue showcasing Killarney and environs”.
With so many aspects of Killarney to see and do; we have to say that is a fabulous location for any proposal or staycation! Here are some of our must see spots of the town:
Top Romantic Locations in Killarney
Lakes of Killarney
A world renowned scenic attraction for any tourist or couple visiting Kerry. Imagine the residents on this town having a stunning view like this that is practically like their back garden? The lake consists of three parts in total: Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and Upper Lake.
Speaking with the team at Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa, Emma mentioned to us her favourite spot of the town:
“My favourite spot in Killarney is Molls Gap, particularly the drive from Lady’s View upwards towards Molls Gap and onto Kenmare. Moll’s Gap is a pass on the N71 road from Kenmare to Killarney in County Kerry, on the Ring of Kerry route. The views of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountains, lakes and surrounding areas are breathtaking. Easy to see why so many tourists visit the area year after year and so many choose Kerry as a destination to host there wedding receptions.
Molls Gap and nearby locations epitomize Ireland’s rugged southwesterly countryside. I feel very lucky to have these stunning locations at my fingertips by living and working in Kerry!”
Killarney National Park
The first national park established in Ireland and encompasses over 25,425 acres of stunning land. We can safely say that no two visits to Kilarney National Park are the same… Its beauty really does have to be seen to be believed!
Images via Photoshoot Blogger and Aghadoe Heights Hotel