The Southwest of Ireland is a fantastic place to visit no matter what time of year. Whenever you decide to visit, there will be plenty to see and do, and wherever you go, you will be assured of a warm Irish welcome.
The secret to discovering the true magic of Ireland?s Spectacular Southwest is to spend time exploring the hidden treasures that Kerry holds. It is a place for lovers of all the good things in life! Discover the beauty of the lakes surrounding Killarney National Park, the breathtaking scenic drives on the Dingle and Ring of Kerry peninsulas, the majestic mountains, low rolling hills, meandering rivers, rugged coastline, off-shore islands and golden sandy beaches.
With its unspoilt landscape and ideal climate, Kerry is home to some of the world?s most famous championship golf courses – from the links courses of Ballybunion and Waterville, to the parkland courses of Killarney and Ring of Kerry – to name but a few. The county caters for many other sporting activities including – angling, cycling, equestrian, walking and a host of watersports such as surfing, sailing, diving, kayaking and pleasure boat excursions.
True Irish culture is alive in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas of Kerry, where traditional Irish music and dance come to life. Kerry celebrates its rich cultural heritage with numerous festivals such as Listowel Writers Week, Rose of Tralee Festival, Killarney SummerFest and Killorglin Puck Fair. These unique celebrations are held throughout the year.
Kerry is also famous for its traditional hospitality and warm welcome. The county offers a vast choice of accommodation and dining options. A gourmet capital, Kerry is renowned for its wholesome fresh food, available to suit every taste and budget. Choose from luxury hotels and guesthouses, elegant country manors or one of the many family run B&B and farmhouses throughout the county. A number of hotels also offer state-of-the-art conferencing, award winning destination spas, excellent restaurants and leisure facilities.
Kerry is simply a shopper?s paradise. Indulge in some serious retail therapy from international high street stores to intimate designer boutiques. Of course, there is also a wonderful selection of craft shops, featuring designer knitwear, jewellery, ceramic and leather goods located in the every town and village throughout the county.
Kerry Airport is an ideal starting point to explore and discover all that the Southwest of Ireland has to offer.