Laetitia met her group in Killarney, and they spent the day hiking to Ladies View at Killarney National Park. When Queen Victoria visited the Killarney Lakes area in 1861, her retinue stopped at a spot with a splendid view of the lakes so her ladies-in-waiting could admire the view. The place came to be known as “Ladies View.” That afternoon, back in a pub in Killarney, Laetitia heard a joke about an American college student that became the limerick of the day.
Touring Ireland, a lad from Purdue
As he stopped for his map to review
Saw three maids, it would seem
Bathing nude in a stream
And he thought he was at Ladies View.