Attractions in Kerry
The Kingdom of Kerry
Located in the southwest of Ireland bordered by counties Cork and Limerick, County Kerry is one of Ireland's most popular tourist destinations. Kerry is famous for its scenic landscape most notably the world famous lakes of Killarney situated at the foot of the McGillycuddy's Reeks in Killarney National Park.
Where to stay
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Towns & Villages
There are many towns and villages in Kerry well worthy of a visit. Two of the larger towns are Killarney and the county town Tralee, where the annual Rose of Tralee festival is held in August of every year. Killarney which is a short drive from Kerry Airport is popular with tourists as there is plenty of accommodation and it has a fairly lively nightlife with no shortage of pubs and places to eat out.
The famous "Ring of Kerry" is a 170km circular tourist trail around County Kerry. Starting in Killarney the tour brings you around the Iveragh Peninsula and through the towns of Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen and Killorglin.
The Dingle Peninsula is another area of outstanding natural beauty. One of the best vantage points to experience its beauty is on the Conor Pass, a narrow twisting road through the mountains which leads you into the town of Dingle. The views from the top of the pass on a clear day are nothing short of breathtaking.
There are plenty of sports and activities available; Killarney Guided Walks organise guided tours of the National Park on a daily basis - a great way to take in the scenery. There are plenty of interesting walks of the magnificent Dingle peninsula, the Ring of Kerry and surrounding areas. Those interested in a round of golf will marvel at the scenery surrounding the world class course at the Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club and the three championship golf courses available at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. If you are feeling a little more adventurous why not attempt Irelands Highest mountain and kayak trips on the Killarney lakes.
Kerry is a popular destination for people wishing to learn the English language. The Killarney School of English is a popular family run school.
Whiskey Tasting, this is something especially suited to groups. Enjoy an evening (or afternoon!) discovering and enjoying some of the finest whiskeys in the world. In Kerry Bog Village you can experience Irish life in the 18th Century by visiting a replica village complete with a blacksmith's forge, turf cutters house and much more.