Kenmare is County Kerry's first Heritage Town. With its rich historical, cultural and environmental importance, Kenmare is a haven of gourmet food, and picturesque scenery. Linking the famous coastal drives of the Ring of Kerry and the rugged Ring of Beara, Kenmare nestles in the heart of Kenmare Bay and is a perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland.
A guest staying in Kenmare accommodation can take a day tour of the famed Ring of Kerry. This 175km route follows the coastline of the Iveragh peninsula and is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country, taking in picturesque little villages, historical landmarks, sandy coves and beaches along the way.
Explore the unspoiled Ring of Beara, where traffic is minimal, to the south of Kenmare. Here the visitor will be enchanted by its rugged beauty and spectacular views beyond compare.
Kenmare offers many tourist attractions including golfing, cruising on the bay, fishing, horse riding, hill-walking or soaking up the best of traditional Irish music in the local pubs. Visitors to Kenmare will take away lasting memories of the colourful shop fronts, stunning scenery and diverse choice of restaurants.
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