County Kerry, Republic of Ireland
West of Dingle
County Kerry shares the South West corner of Ireland with County Cork and is one of Ireland’s most popular destinations.
Here amidst mountains and peninsulas you will find some of Ireland’s most breathtaking scenery. Hazy mountain panoramas shimmering in the pearly ocean light, rattling streams of sparkling clear water tumbling down wooded slopes. You can spend days just watching and wondering at the splendour of the views as you take the 21-kilometre scenic route over the twisting Moll’s
Gap road to Killarney, or the 112-kilometre winding lanes to the Ring of Kerry, the region’s tourist honeypot.
Killarney has been welcoming visitors for 250 years and is undoubtedly the birthplace of Irish Tourism. In that time it has extended its unique and warm hospitality to poets, artists, composers and monarchs - all being enchanted by its beauty and many expressing their joy in words, music and on canvas.
The Town of Killarney is an essential stopping point all the same from where you can tour around The Killarney National
Park. Kenmare and Listowel are well worth a visit too.
Thanks to the warmth of the Gulf Stream, the weather here is mild and even-tempered all year around. You’ll find palm trees and many exotic plants growing, while puffins and seals play on the rocks.
Where to stay and things to do in County Kerry
Hotels | Bed and Breakfast | Places to Visit | Gardens | Castles | Weddings and Conferences | Abbeys and Priories | Heritage Centres | Tourist Information Centres | County Kerry Towns | Historic County Kerry
Selected County Kerry hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list
Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare
Caragh Lodge, Killorglin
Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee
Gleneagle WAITES Hotel,
The Grand Hotel, Tralee
Kathleens Country House, Killarney
Brehon Hotel, Killarney
Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney
Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney
White Sands Hotel, Ballyheigue
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Explore County Kerry Towns
Ardfert. | Ballyheigue | Bonane | Caherdaniel | Cahersiveen | Castlegregory | Castlegregory (Near Dingle) | Cork | Dingle | Glenbeigh | Glenbeigh Ring of Kerry | Inch (Near Dingle) | Kenmare | Kenmare (Near Killarney) | Kilgarvan | Killarney | Killarney (Town Centre) | Killorglin | Stradbally | Trá Lí, | Tralee | Valentia Island | Waterville |
County Kerry Tourist Information Centres
Killarney Tourist Information Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 64 31633
Listowel Tourist Information Centre
St. John's Church
Tel: +44 (0) 68 22590
Tralee Tourist Information Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 66 21288
Caherciveen Tourist Information Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 66 9472589
Dingle Tourist Information Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 66 9151188
Kenmare Tourist Information Centre
Kenmare Heritage Centre, Kenmare
Tel: +44 (0) 64 41233
Waterville Tourist Information Centre
Tel: +44 (0) 64 31633
Sons and Daughters of County Kerry
Daniel O Connell M.P. (1775 - 1847)
This famous Irish politican, also known as The Liberator, was born in Cahersiveen near, County Kerry.
Deputy Premier of Ireland
Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty (1898 - 1963)
(Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican)
By Fergal Sweeney
Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty, a local hero in Kerry but much more important than that in the world beyond Ireland.
Mike Quill (1905 - 1966)
President, Transport Workers Union of America
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