Discover the Ring of Kerry and Beara

DSC_0164 copyThe Town and Surrounding Area

Situated in the south-west corner of Ireland, Kenmare nestles between the Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas. The town is a charming mix of brightly painted shops, award-winning restaurants, fine hotels and pubs; and in addition to spectacular scenery, it has much to offer visitors.

Kenmare is just south of Killarney, on the Ring of Kerry, so for anyone interested in ancient archeological sites there is a mass of places to explore. Closer to home there is a fine circle of standing stones in the town itself.

For walkers, there is the Kerry Way and the Beara Way to tackle.

If golf is your sport, Kenmare boasts two excellent 18-hole courses. Additional courses in Killarney and Glengarriff mean you will never be short of a game.

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How to Get Here

Fly/Drive Shannon Airport:
Drive from Shannon Airport to Limerick, take the N20 and N21 through Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland to Killarney. Reach Kenmare via the N71. The journey by car is an estimated 3 hours.

Fly/Drive Kerry Airport (Fastest!):
From the airport, head towards Killarney via the N71. Reach Kenmare via the N71. The journey by car is an estimated 1 hour.

Fly/Drive Cork Airport:
From Cork Airport, begin by heading towards Cork but then take the 1st roundabout and turn off towards Killarney via the sign for the N22. Pass through Macroom and Ballymageery and then take the Kenmare juntion (Do not continue to Killarney). Pass through Killgarvan before reaching Kenmare. The journey by car is an estimated 1 3/4 hours.

  Miles Kilometres Transfer Time
Cork Airport 60 97 1.5 hours
Shannon Airport 120 193 2.5 hours
Kerry Airport 35 56 50 mins
Dublin Airport 205 330 4.5 hours
Killarney Station 21 34 45 mins