Your Essential Guide to Kenmare
Things to do in Kenmare? Since Kenmare is often proudly referred as the ‘Crown Jewel of County Kerry’ this alone gives a hint that the town makes for a very special holiday location.
Found in an idyllic tranquil setting, with a great range of activities and attractions on offer, Kenmare has won the hearts of many countless repeat visitors.
Unmissable Things to do in Kenmare
You’ll not be surprised that there’s a lot to do around this area as Kenmare sits close to the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park and – closer to the town itself – Cromwell’s Bridge, the Stone Circle and Our Lady’s Well.
Star Outdoors close to Kenmare is an superb activity centre and ideal for larger groups such as school and youth groups who’ll have the opportunity to participate in a huge choice of land and sea activities.
The centre offers paintball or splatball, for the younger visitors, not to mention mysteries. ice-breakers and team-building exercises. There’s also a crazy golf course costing only five Euros per person PLUS an 18-hole golf course. Our recommendation: try your hand at archery!
Water activities include banana-boating, wake-boarding, sailing, pedal boats, kayaking/canoeing and a small water park. Enjoy!
Tours of the area
One of the best ways to explore Kenmare and the surrounding area is to take a private tour of the Ring of Kerry offering stunning views and picture-postcard towns and villages.
As art is another big part of life in Kenmare, which is why you’ll find five galleries around the town including the Brushwood Studios Art Gallery, Carl’s Gallery, Skyline Gallery, Cleo Gallery and the Purcell Gallery.
Golf and More
The town has a nearby golf course called The Ring of Kerry Golf Course. The course is an 18 hole, perfect for amateurs and professionals alike, and has its own restaurant on-site.
Food and Drink in Kenmare
As Kenmare is a larger town, you can take your pick from the restaurants and cafes on your doorstep.
Youll find the Lime Tree Restaurant, a seafood and European restaurant, the Falls Restaurant, and Mulcahy’s Bar and Restaurant. Mulcahy’s Bar and Restaurant is a great starting point for restaurants in the area as they offer excellent Irish, traditional and European food.
Poffs cafe is a perfect place to stop off and relax in the mornings and the afternoons and with a mixed menu you are sure to find something to suit your taste-buds from salads and sandwiches to main courses. Jam and Bookstop are also great cafes for a quick stop.
The Mews Kenmare restaurant is an essential stop off if you are in town. With a large menu to savour and a friendly welcome you’ll feel right at home!