Attractions and Places to Visit in Kerry

County Kerry is one of Ireland’s richest counties in terms of the quality and quantity of places to visit. Most people come to Kerry to see its striking scenery and rich historical and cultural sites. Those looking for evidence of Ireland’s long and eventful history are spoilt for choice in County Kerry. Almost everywhere you look there are fine examples of historic buildings.

 

Kerry can be divided broadly into four main areas: The Iveragh Peninsula and Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula, the Beara Peninsula, and Northern County Kerry.

The Iveragh Peninsula and Killarney is perhaps the richest of these areas in terms of scenery and places to visit. The 180 Kilometre long road which encloses the Iveragh Peninsula is known as the Ring of Kerry. This route takes at least a day to drive and longer if you intend to spend time visiting some of the sites along its route.

The Dingle Peninsula, though smaller than the Iveragh Peninsula, hold much for the visitor to see. Here you will find the port of Dingle / An Daingean with its narrow streets and lanes bustling with activity. Ireland’s most westerly point, Garraun Point, is located on the peninsula with nothing between it and North America for over 3000 Kilometres. The Beara Peninsula is shared between County Kerry and County Cork, and this is the southernmost tip of Kerry. Less visited than the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, the Beara Peninsula offers the visitor a quiter alternative to its northern neighbouring peninsulas. Northern Kerry borders the estuary of the River Shannon and gives the visitor a different experience to the rest of the county.

 

The main town, Tralee, houses the Kerry County Museum, a narrow gauge steam railway, and Blennerville Windmill. Other highlights of Northern Kerry include Listowel, the Medieval Ardfert Cathedral and the Tarbert Bridewell Jail & Courthouse.

Crag Cave

Crag Cave

Crag Cave is a cave in Ireland, located just outside Castleisland,County Kerry. Formed in elevated limestone rock, the system extends to 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) of surveyed passage, on two levels.
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Ross Castle

Ross Castle

Ross Castle is a 15th century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland. It is the ancestral home of the O'Donoghue clan...
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Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms

Muckross House, Gardens

It is the best place to discover heritage, tradition & relaxation, Queen Victoria did in 1861. Today much remains the same in this magnificent Victorian Mansion, one of Ireland's leading stately homes.
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Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael is the site of an old Irish monastery. It is one of the most famous and impressive sites from the ancient christian world which can still be seen today in its original and true form.
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Innisfallen Island

Innisfallen Island

Some of the most impressive archaeological remains from early Christian times to be found in the Killarney region are to be found in the ruined monastery on Innisfallen Island.
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The Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry (or Iveragh Peninsula to give it its correct name) is the Kerry tourist trail and part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years.
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Lartigue Monorail and Museum

Lartigue Monorail and Museum

Located in Listowel, County Kerry, the Lartigue Monorail offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience a unique form of rail travel. The original steam-powered monorail...
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Kerry County Museum

Kerry County Museum

Kerry County Museum is a museum located in Tralee, County Kerryin Ireland. The museum is based in the Ashe Memorial Hall in the centre of Tralee. The aim of the museum is to collect, record...
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The Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum

The Seanchaí Kerry Writers Museum

The Seanchaí is a visitor attraction in the Heritage Town of Listowel which presents the works of the great Kerry writers in a unique audio-visual experience. Located in a 19th century...
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