Waterville

Waterville is located dramatically between Lough Currane and the Atlantic Ocean where the scenery in the area is second to none. For those seeking a quieter visit to Kerry, Waterville offers a more low key alternative to the hustle and bustle of Killarney.
Its location on the western end of the Iveragh Peninsula, straddling the Ring of Kerry (N70 Road) makes it a great base for exploring the areas coast, mountains and heritage sites. Those hoping to stay in Waterville will not be disappointed. There are many fine Hotels, Bed & Breakfast's, Guesthouses, and self catering units suiting all budgets. Waterville has many pleasant bars which serve excellent food. Seafood is particularly good here with fresh local produce featuring on most menu’s.

Waterville is known worldwide for its 18 hole championship golf course - Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.
Waterville Craft Market is a unique and extensive visitor attraction – a showcase for Irish craft and design. Officially acknowledged by craft workers throughout the country as one of Ireland’s most outstanding outlets, a special place to visit.

Waterville

Kenmare

Kenmare is a haven of tranquillity, gourmet food, superb accommodation and breathtaking scenery in one of the most natural, unspoiled environments in Europe. Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.
Founded in 1670, though many generations have passed since then, the unique charm and inherent beauty of the town remains unchanged. The Tourist Board, Bórd Fáilte, officially recognised the historical, cultural and environmental significance of Kenmare by bestowing upon it the title of Kerry's First Heritage Town. The Ring of Kerry, known all over the world, follows the coastline of the Iveragh peninsula. It is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country and makes a most exciting day tour. Along the 175km route are picturesque villages, an abundance of historical landmarks, sandy coves and beaches.

Kenmare

To the north of Kenmare is the Killarney National Park, 10,000 hectares of woodland and magical mountains, with spectacular views of the lakes of Killarney. The unspoiled Ring of Beara lies to the south of Kenmare. Its rugged beauty is beyond compare, traffic is minimal and it abounds with archaeological sites and spectacular views. Whether it is walking on the mountains, cruising on the bay, horse riding, golfing, fishing, touring or soaking up the best of music you will not be disappointed in Kenmare.

Valentia Island

Valentia Island, linked to the mainland by a bridge, has Europe’s most westerly harbour. Valentia's has much historical importance as the first transatlantic telegraph cable ashore here linking Europe with the North America came ashore in 1857.
11 kilometres long, Valentia Island is noted for its seascapes, mountain views and water sports. The main village on the island is Knightstown which has a good selection of accommodation and pubs.

Valentia Island

Killarney

Killarney offers visitors to Kerry a host of attractions in the midst of world famous scenery. It is a superb resort for golf, fishing, boating, hill and nature walking, touring, dining, pony trekking, cycling, horse racing, shopping and entertainment. Developed by Lord Kenmare in the 18th century, Killarney quickly developed itself into one a firm base for Ireland's tourist industry. People have been coming to this remote, but beautiful spot, from all over the world for the past two hundred years or so. Visitors shouldn't be put off by Killarney's tradition as a tourist town as it makes a pleasant base to explore the scenery and other attractions of Kerry.
Killarney boasts an excellent range of shopping amenities from traditional craft shops and gift shops to chic fashion shops, music shops, outdoor stores and much more.

Places to eat come in all shapes, sizes and varieties in Killarney. Restaurants available range from simple but wholesome food to expensive and exotic haut cuisine. Due to Killarney's location near the Atlantic Ocean seafood is a speciality here. Other types of cuisine to be found here include, Italian, Chinese, & continental. For lunches and breakfast there are cafes and bars which offer varied menus to suit all pockets.

Predictably much of Killarney's night-time entertainment is based around listening to traditional music in some of its cosy pubs and bars. Those who seek that will not be disappointed as there are places that have live music every night all year round. For those who seek a quieter night out there are many fine cafe's to relax in. People interested in a more modern kind of nightlife are also well catered for by modern bars and nightclubs.

Killarney

Dingle

Dingle has been referred to as the prettiest town on the edge of the world. Situated at the end of the Dingle Peninsula, it is part of the Gaeltacht which means that the national tongue is still spoken here. Once the location of the county's buoyant smuggling trade it served as the base for trade with Spain and France.

Dingle

Tralee

Tralee has all the facilities of a county capital: excellent shopping both in the Town Centre and in the Manor West Retail Park, historic buildings, sporting facilities and splendid open spaces including the centrally located Tralee Town Park with its award winning Rose Garden and Garden of the Senses. Tralee boasts a range of all-weather visitor attractions unmatched in any Irish regional town including the Aqua Dome Waterworld, Siamsa Tíre – the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Kerry County Museum - Ireland's most visited regional museum.
Tralee is home to the world-famous Rose of Tralee International Festival (mid August) and an expanding number of weekend festivals including Pageant Kerry (St. Patrick's Weekend in March), Samhlaíocht Chiarraí Easter Arts Festival, Tralee Garden Festival / Féile na mBláth (mid June) and the Kerry Film Festival (October).

Tralee