National Geographic : 1940 May
Photograph byBranson DeCou from Galloway "BY KILLARNEY'S LAKES AND FELLS . . . VIRGIN THERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS"' From Edmund O'Rourke's poem, Killarney, come these lines. Mr. and Mrs. William Bowers Bourn of California and their son-in-law, Arthur Vincent, anIrish Senator, presented the 10,000-acre Muckross Estate to the Irish Government. With this gesture of goodwill Killarney'sthree lakes and thecountry immediately surround ing them became a national park of Eire.