Blog Archive
3rd July 2015

 

Things to do and see in Kerry

It’s often said that Kerry captures the true heart and spirit of Ireland. With Ireland's finest choice of accommodation, dining & entertainment, touring & shopping options, sporting activities galore and many nearby Blue Flag beaches, all located in the midst of breath-taking and ever-changing beautiful landscapes, you will not be disappointed. Read our blog on the top reasons for you to hop on the train to Kerry.
 
 

Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms

Discover the magic of Muckross Traditional Farms which preserves in real life the farming traditions of rural Ireland in the past. Three separate working farms, with a range of farm animals including traditional Kerry cows and farm machinery will help you re-live the past.

Muckross Traditional Farms takes you back to a time before the advent of electricity when all work was carried out using traditional methods. Meet and chat with the farmers as they go about their daily work in the houses, on the land, and with the animals.

Jauntings Cars Muskross Park
If farming isn't your thing then why not visit the 19th Century Victorian mansion and gardens set against the beauty of Killarney National Park. Visit our Blog for more Killarney atttractions.
 

Golfing

Kerry has some of the most beautiful and most challenging golf courses Ireland has to offer. Why not try Mahony’s Point which offers spectacular views of the famous Killarney lakes overlooked by the McGillicuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland. 

The final three holes are breathtaking as you play towards the lake with the 18th described as “one of the most memorable holes in golf”, a par three of nearly 200 yards that requires a huge carry across the corner of the lake.

If 18 holes is too much, why not try Ross Golf Course a 9 hole parkland course designed and built inside and around Killarney Racecourse.

 

Festivals in Kerry

Kerry is home to some of the finest festivals in Ireland with numerous festivals taking place around the glorious and vibrant towns throughout the county. There is no doubt that you will be fully entertained with festivals for food, music, film, arts and culture on offer there's fun for the entire family.
 

Cycling 

If cycling is what gets you in gear, then look no further that Kerry! With amazingly scenic routes, there is no doubt that Kerry is one of Ireland’s hotspots for cycling.

Well-paved cycle ways enable exhilarating traffic-free journeys for you to take everything in at your own pace. Local bike rental can be found throughout the towns.

So, if it’s adventure, entertainment, or a relaxing getaway that you’re looking for, then Kerry is the place for you!
 

The Ring of Kerry

One of the best ways to discover Kerry is through one of the many Ring of Kerry tours. The Ring of Kerry is a 179km circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry in South Western Ireland. It takes in the towns of Killarney, Beaufort, Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare. Popular points include The Gap of Dunloe, Derrynane House, Staigue Fort, Molls Gap, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House. The Ring of Kerry offers far more to those who get off the beaten track. You’ll find the smaller towns, villages and attractions every bit as rewarding as the larger ones.
 
*Photos credited to Failte Ireland
 
 

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