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By Killarney’s lakes and fells,
Em’rald isles and winding bays,
Mountain paths and woodland dells,
Mem’ry ever fondly strays.
Bounteous nature loves all lands,
Beauty wanders ev’ry where,
Foot-prints leaves on many strands,
But her home is surely there!
Angels fold their wings and rest
In that Eden of the west,
Beauty’s home, Killarney,
Ever fair Killarney.

Innisfallen’s ruined shrine
May suggest a passing sigh,
But man’s faith can ne’er decline,
Such God’s wonders floating by.
Castle Lough and Glenna Bay,
Mountains Tore and Eagle’s Nest:
Still at Mucross you must pray,
Though the monks are now at rest.
Angels wonder not that man
There would fain prolong life’s span:
Beauty’s home, Killarney,
Ever fair Killarney.

No place else can charm the eye
With such bright and varied tints:
Every rock that you pass by,
Verdure broiders or besp[?]nts;
Virgin there the green grass grows,
Every morn Spring’s natal day,
Bright-hued berries daff the snows
Smiling Winter’s frown away.
Angels, often pausing there,
Doubt if Eden were more fair:
Beauty’s home Killarney,
Ever fair Killarney.

Music there for echo dwells,
Makes each sound a harmony,
Many-voiced the chorus swells,
’Till it faints in ecstacy.
With the charmful tints below,
Seems the heaven above to vie:
All rich colors that we know,
Tinge the cloud-wreaths in that sky;
Wings of angels so might shine,
Glancing back soft light divine:
Beauty’s home, Killarney,
Ever fair Killarney,

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