The Ring of Kerry offers outdoor activities and adventure for all, including, walking, cycling, mountaineering, bird watching, horse riding, fishing, golf, diving, kayaking, sailing.
This seaside village is steeped in history and offers great attractions including a magnificent golf links, sea-trout fishing in nearby Lough Currane and great local walks including the Kerry Way. Charlie Chapling, famous for his work in the silent movie era, was a regular visitor in Waterville. Each August the town hosts the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival.
Kenmare is an elegant 17th century market town. This welcoming, lively place buzzes with 5 star hotels and chic spas, B&Bs, smart restaurants, arty shops, cosy cafes and dozens of friendly pubs with live traditional music sessions. Great walks including the Kerry Way.
The village of Sneem offers a wonderful selection of cosy pubs, restaurants and gift shops. It is the perfect place to relax and wind down after a busy day! The famous Kerry Way, a paradise for walkers, runs through the village. Other activities include fishing, cycling and horse riding. The village of Sneem is a treasure trove of international sculpture.
Beaches in Kerry are some of the finest and unspoiled beaches in the world. Derrynane Beach is an extensive sandy beach in proximity to a National Heritage area.The beach at Carroll’s Cove has Ireland’s only Beach Bar! Rossbeigh Beach is a designated national heritage area with important habitat and flora and fauna.
Along the Ring of Kerry you’ll find many forts and castles and other remains of ancient times. The imposing Staigue fort near Castlecove is about 2,500 years old and is one of the finest examples of a Stone fort in Ireland.
Valentia Island has a real “old world charm” and spectacular scenery. The Knights of Kerry, who once lived here, left a rich legacy of unique architecture. Geokaun Mountain on the Island, is one of the “Discovery Points” on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Derrynane National Park near Caherdaniel is one of the most alluring locations in Ireland. The area offers glorious beaches, subtropical gardens, rugged shore lines and mountains. A visit to Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O Connell, one of Ireland’s leading historical figures and known by the nation as the Great Liberator, is not to be missed. More info
From Derrynane & Portmagee you can join a boattrip to the beautiful Skellig Islands, a World Heritage Site. The early monastery on Skellig Michael consists of 6 beehive huts, 2 oratories and a church. En route to the islands you will meet the seabirds of Skellig such as gannets & puffins. Phone 00353 87 6898431 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Killarney National Park is an area of outstanding beauty with the lakes surrounded by mountains and woodlands. The National Park is the perfect base for walking, cycling, a boattrip on the lakes, or a trip with one of the Jaunting Cars. Worth visiting are Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall, Dinis Cottage and Muckross House & Gardens.