Killarney, a rural town a few kilometres from the New South Wales border, is 120 km south-west of central Brisbane. It is in elevated country, on the headwaters of the Condamine River.

The precise origin of the name is uncertain. There was a Killarney Station, an outstation of the famous Canning Downs pastoral run, about eight kilometres down the Condamine from the present town. There were also several picturesque lakes in the valley, fringed by wooded hills, reminiscent of Killarney, Ireland.

Further Reading: 

Claire Schofield, ed, Memories of Killarney and district, Killarney, Killarney & District Historical Society, 1999

Killarney: the story of its district and school, Warwick, Warwick Newspaper, 1974


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