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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

Ring of Kerry Golf Club - County Kerry Ireland
Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Parkland
The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole parkland course that measures 6,814 yards off the back tees. The course is one of the finest in Ireland and is scenically situated between the Macgillycuddy Reeks and Caha mountains overlook ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Rockcrest
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Kenmare is the home to many great restaurants, pubs and shops. It has many activities for people to take part in including golf, fishing, water based activities, walking, touring wonderful scenic areas or alternatively is a great place just to re ...
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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
Sheen Falls Lodge
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Set in a 300-acre estate just across the river from Kenmare town, this stunning hotel enjoys a beautiful waterside location, and welcoming fires always burn in the foyer and in several of the spacious, elegantly furnished reception rooms, includi ...
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