County Kerry

The small villages, mountainous landscape and dramatic seacoast of County Kerry fits the bill of what tourists expect and hope to see in Ireland. Known as "The Kingdom", breathtaking scenery has attracted people to this county since Victorian times. The Kerry landscape owe its rugged beauty to 460 million years of geological activity.

But scenery is by no means Kerry's only attraction; there are many excellent angling rivers, lakes and sea, climbing to suit all levels of experience including Ireland's highest mountain, stretches of golden sandy beaches, world renowned golf courses and a wealth of ancient traditions.

Some of the visitor attractions around County Kerry

Coolwood Wildlife Park  -  Killarney

Caragh Lake Forest  -  Killorglin

Killorglin Golf Course  -  Killorglin

Kennedys Pet Farm  -  Killarney

A selection of festivals occurring in County Kerry

June   Kerry Festival of Music  -  Kenmare

August   Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival  -  Waterville

May   Camp Walking Festival  -  Camp

August   Puck Fair  -  Killorglin

Selection From Accommodation Listings

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Kilkern House, Clonakilty

Kilkern House nestles in the heart of West Cork, an area of panoramic beauty on the edge of Kilkern Lake with splendid views of unspoilt countryside, miles of sandy beaches and woodlands.Kilkern House is located 5km from the Cathedral town of Rosscarbery

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Tom and Eileens, Castlemaine

Tom and Eileen's Farmhouse is a "home away from home" bed and breakfast nestled at the foot of the Sliabh Mish Mountains in peaceful rural surroundingsA Cead Mile Failte awaits you on arrival as you are greeted with refreshments and home baking..

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Forest View, Glenbeigh

Forest View is an elegant family run bed and breakfast located close to Glenbeigh village with panoramic views of forest. This beautiful, tranquil home is ideally located along the Ring of Kerry making it an ideal base for touring.


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