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Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Kenmare is known as the jewel in the Ring of Kerry and it is renowned for its fine restaurants and outstanding accommodation (the range and quality is exceptional for a town of its size), The Heritage Town of Kenmare (Neidín/ ‘little nest’) is pleasingly designed and ideally sized for comfortable browsing of its quality shops and galleries. It also has a full complement of characterful pubs, and makes an excellent base for exploring both south Kerry and the near parts of west Cork.

Kenmare is an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara and it is approximately 30 minutes from a host of fabulous sandy beaches.

It also has a very pretty harbour from where you can swim, fish or take boat trips on the Seafari to view the wildlife in the area. There are lots of great fishing spots to choose from in the area such as the lakes in the Caha Mountains and the Black Valley.

There are many walking routes locally including the Kerry Way and the Beara Way. There is also Pony trekking, angling, golf, water-skiing, kayaking, tubing, sailing, quad riding, scuba diving, canoeing, cicycle hire and pitch and putt.

Local popular attractions include the Kenmare Heritage Centre, Muckross House and Gardens and Traditional Farms Located in Killarney, a trip to the The Skellig Islands and the beautiful Dereen Gardens which are situated near Kenmare on the Beara Peninsula.

 

Gardens

Derreen Garden - Killarney County Kerry Ireland
Derreen Garden
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
The passion of an Edwardian grandee for shrubs and trees collected from around the globe and lush sub tropical growth promoted by the Gulf Stream combine to make this an unforgettable place. Not for ideas which can be copied in the average garden ...
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Golf

Killeen Course - 1st Hole
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club
Killarney, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Parkland
Killarney holds a unique place in Irish golf and Killarney Golf and Fishing Club has been described as a golfer’s paradise’. With three courses set in some of the most stunning countryside - some would say it is the most picturesque g ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Swallows Roost Holiday Cottage
Durrus, Co. Cork
This is a modern one bedroom cottage in the grounds of Failte Ireland approved Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge. Access to 2 acres of gardens, runs & kennels available for free exercise of dogs. Dogs permitted in the apartment. Guide price Fr ...
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What's On

Kenmare Farmers Market - County Kerry
Kenmare Farmers Market

An Cro, Bridge Street, Kenmare, County Kerry

Wednesdays - Sunday 10-6pm. (7 days during July and August)

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Tourist Attractions

Killarney National Park - Killarney County Kerry Ireland
Killarney National Park
Killarney, Co. Kerry
Killarney National Park was the first national park established in Ireland, created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish state in 1932. It is made up of of 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of beautiful lake and mountain scenery that is fam ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Carrig Country House
Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry
Just off the Ring of Kerry, Frank and Mary Slattery’s delightful Victorian country house is as romantic a location as any bride could wish for, set in acres of secluded lakeside gardens, with its own private jetty. There are churches ne ...
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