How will you enjoy your County Kerry adventure? With so many ways to make the county your own, you can simply take your pick from the world of attractions on offer.
Kerry is the fifth largest of Ireland’s counties by population and, unusually, framed by just two counties – Limerick to the east and Cork to the south-east. Its coastline is defined by spectacular inlets as well as mountain views and dramatic islands for wildlife-filled excursions.
Vibrant Cultural Centre
In our essential ‘Things to do In County Kerry’ guide we managed – somehow! – to pick some favourites showing the range of options to hand. Our top to do picks include the majestic Ring of Kerry route, Skellig Islands, foodie delights in Killarney and family fun at an indoor waterworld. A superb national park and the richly cultural Dingle Peninsula are also included in our must-see list.
You’ll find Kerry to be a proudly vibrant centre of Irish culture, particularly traditional Irish music. The Dingle Peninsula – or Corca Dhuibhne – contains a very large ‘Gaeltacht’ region where the Irish language is regularly spoken as part of daily life.
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Your Kerry Getaway
The travel experts at Lonely Planet enthused about their County Kerry experience: “With one of the country’s finest national parks as its backyard, the lively tourism hub of Killarney spills over with colourful shops, restaurants and pubs loud with spirited trad music.
“The town is the jumping-off point for Kerry’s two famed loop drives: the larger Ring of Kerry skirts the mountainous, island-fringed Iveragh Peninsula. The more compact Dingle Peninsula is like a condensed version of its southern neighbour, with ancient prehistoric ring forts and beehive huts, Christian sites, sandy beaches and glimpses of a hard, unforgiving land.”
The only question remains: where will you begin your County Kerry journey? Check out our expert guides for help finding your perfect starting point…