Things to do in County Kerry

Top of your list will be finding a place to start your adventure…but we can help!

We’ve used our years (and years!) of staycation experience to uncover the very best of Kerry.

Where will your County Kerry experience take you?….


The Stunning Skellig Islands, County Kerry

Found off the coast of South West Kerry, the majestic Skellig Islands offer a truly sensory experience for visitors.

You’ll have every chance to see some beautiful Skellig birds – including the puffin, gannet and razorbill – as well as marvel at the dramatic 714 feet above sea level height of Skellig Michael at its peak.

On  Skellig Michael – the larger of the two islands – you’ll find historic features such as the remains of a tower house.

Two different tours operate from Portmagee and are highly, highly recommended. You can even take in a tour focusing on the island’s fame as a Star Wars filming location.

That Essential Ring of Kerry

If you’re thinking about a trip to Kerry, you probably already have one ‘must see’ in mind. And understandably so!

This 179km (111 mile) circular tourist route takes in panoramic viewpoints, a national park, historic buildings and more.

A walking route – The Kerry Way – is available and a cycle path too.

An important note: if you’re driving, be sure to take some local advice about travelling clockwise or counter-clockwise depending how busy the area is with coaches.

Foodie Heaven and Family Fun in County Kerry

Best Restaurants in Kenmare?

You’ll find Kenmare, County Kerry, to be a foodie delight!

With dozens of options you might even want to come back to Kenmare time and time again.

In fact, our own recommendation is going to be a tip with a difference: exploring and finding the latest and most celebrated eatery is half the fun.

Take a visit to Killarney! – Enjoy a choice of Irish whiskey at the Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder.  A mouth-watering selection awaits!

County Kerry’s Indoor Waterworld!

One of Ireland’s largest indoor waterworld’s can be found right on your doorstep in County Kerry thanks to Tralee’s Aqua Dome.

Offering a flume slide, lazy river, outdoor falling rapids, waves, river rapids AND a gym and spa; this is an attraction to delight all ages.

Everything you need to know before you visit is here. Have fun!

Your Perfect County Kerry Adventure?

Unmissable Killarney National Park

The dramatic setting of Killarney National Park – taking in sweeping hills, woodlands, lakes and waterfalls – makes a visit to this national treasure an essential.

You’ll have a chance to take in the magnificent Muckross House and Gardens or even spot some native red deer.

But the park is much more than just a beauty spot. An education centre and UNESCO recognition makes this an active centre of conversation, research and education. Enjoy!

Chose Your ‘Home From Home’

With so much to do in County Kerry your days – and evenings! – could be packed. At RentACottage our recommendation is, of course, to choose a superb Irish holiday home.

You’ll find holiday homes in handpicked locations close to local facilities and attractions plus the comfort of your own space when you’re ready to relax ahead of another day’s exploring.

County Kerry Past and Present

The Unique Muckross House

We simply had to include the outstanding Muckross House. Why? Because, with so many attractions in one site, it is a destination in its own right.

There’s a breathtaking Victorian mansion with gardens, traditional farms, weavers, pottery, a restaurant and even a special bookbinders.

Truly a celebration of history and culture, people and place.

Cultural Dingle Peninsula

Visiting County Kerry? Then the richly cultural region of Dingle Peninsula (Irish: Corca Dhuibhne) sits right on your doorstep.

This 30 mile stretch is not just defined by a dramatic mountain spine, but boasts sandy beaches, walking routes and fine dining.

The area offers that proudly vibrant cultural life, including an Irish language community, active music scene and a number of festivals.