Kenmare (Neidin - Little nest) is nested in amoungst the beautiful Ring of Beara and the Ring of Kerry.
A route along the Beara Peninsula beside the Atlantic Ocean.
Includes the popular Beara Way. Wild and relatively unexplored the Ring of Beara offers a truly unique experience. The driving route itself is a mere 137 kilometres and can be driven in two hours.
Those lucky enough to visit this hidden gem will encounter lush natural beauty, wild landscapes, unspoilt seascapes and the warm welcome of the Irish people.
South and west of the town of Killarney in Co. Kerry is an expanse of rugged mountainous country. This includes the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland which rise to a height of over 1000 metres. At the foot of these mountains nestle the world famous lakes of Killarney.
Here where the mountains sweep down to the lake shores, their lower slopes covered in woodlands, lies the 10,236 hectare (26,000 acres), Killarney National Park . The distinctive combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls under ever changing skies gives the area a special scenic beauty.
Kenmare in Ireland is a haven of tranquillity, gourmet food, Golf Courses, Riding & Trekking and breathtaking scenery in one of the most natural, unspoiled environments in Europe.
The Irish name of the town Neidin, means little nest.
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.
o holiday in Kerry and not explore the Ring of Kerry is like visiting Ireland and not trying a pint of Guinness: there’s just something missing. This site will complete the picture.
We’ll tell you all you need to know about holidaying in and travelling around the Ring of Kerry for your family vacation…
But what is the Ring of Kerry? Well, it’s a route. A trail. A road. But this is no ordinary road.
It’s a road that takes you through 10,000 years of dramatic history. It’s a road that takes you from deep forest to the crashing waters of the wild Atlantic. It’s a road through rugged, majestic landscapes: where wild stag roam and where tumbling waterfalls crash into crystal streams teeming with wild salmon. It’s a road that shows you the real meaning of a holiday in Kerry, Ireland.