County Kerry | Home of Ireland’s Most Scenic Views

Blasket Islands, County KerryCounty Kerry is located in the southwest region Ireland. Known as “the kingdom” to its inhabitants, Kerry is one of the most remarkable places in Ireland, with rich farmlands in the north of the county and astonishingly beautiful mountains, Atlantic islands and peninsulas in the south.

With a coastline carved over millennia by a wild ocean, Kerry is the proud owner of Ireland’s 10 highest peaks and vast national park containing the country’s oldest oak forests. It is also home to the legendary Ring of Kerry, a 110-mile touring route that evokes scenes from the Lost World and Lord of the Rings. A paradise for hikers and climbers, Kerry also boasts a plethora of welcoming towns, bed and breakfasts and pubs.

Kerry’s multi-hued landscape of green hills, golden sand and blue waters create an iconic backdrop of unforgettable beauty.

THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN COUNTY KERRY

Killarney Day Tour
Killarney has long been famous for its beauty – picturesque mountains, lakes and woodlands richly overlaid with legend, archaeology, history and folklore. A Killarney Day Tour is the perfect way to experience the rich and varied vegetation of this spectacular scenery in the company of local experts.

Kerry County Museum
Located in Ashe Memorial Hall, Kerry’s County Museum has excellent interpretive displays of Irish historical events and trends. The museum aims to collect, record, preserve, display and communicate material relating to the archaeological, historical and cultural heritage of County Kerry.

Kiss the Blarney Stone
Five miles northwest of the small city of Cork is the village of Blarney. Near the village, standing almost 90 feet high is the Blarney Castle with its world-famous Blarney Stone. More than 300,000 people come to kiss the Blarney Stone each year, in the hopes of gaining more eloquent speech.

Dingle Peninsula
Once labeled ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ by National Geographic, the Dingle Peninsula amazes visitors with an abundance of natural beauty. With a large Irish speaking population and some of Ireland’s highest mountains, liveliest pubs and most beautiful beaches, the area has something to offer every visitor, be it music, scenery, excitement or culture.

The Ring of Kerry
Tracing the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula, the Ring of Kerry is Ireland’s longest and most diverse tourist trail combining jaw-dropping scenery with emerald pastures and villages. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question and it is a natural center for outdoor pursuits such as golf, watersports, cycling, walking, running, riding and fishing.

Torc Waterfall
This natural wonder is located about five miles outside of Killarney at the base of Torc Mountain. The waterfall is formed by a river known as The Devil’s Punch Bowl in the stunning mountains behind. The falls are one of the landmarks on the Kerry Way walking tour.

Slea Head Drive
Slea Head is located at the western tip of the Dingle Peninsula, overlooking the Blasket Islands – the last outposts of Europe, known as the “next parish to America.” Slea Head itself invites visitors to walk along the beautiful sandy beaches or stop by notable landmarks such as the early Christian Chapel and the ruins of the monastic site at Reask.

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