Little Nest on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Kenmare is a tranquil sanctuary along the Wild Atlantic Way with superb food, outstanding accommodation and breath-taking scenery. It has ancient roots with a Stone Circle situated in the heart of the town believed to date back some 3,000 years. The unique planned town that you see today was designed by Sir William Petty and developed by the surveyor John Powell in the late 1700s.

The Irish name for Kenmare is Neidin which means ‘little nest’. An apt name for a town nestled between the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara peninsulas. Kenmare is a place of otherworldly beauty that nourishes the soul and encourages you to take a moment, relax, and then jump into all the amazing activities on offer!

There are plenty of land and water based things to do in Kenmare. Learn to ride a horse, don a wet suit and take to the water, cycle along the quiet roads or just take a leisurely hike along the many and varied trails. Kenmare Bay and the surrounding area is an ecological marvel and your adventures will leave you with lasting memories.

Kenmare is a place that draws people in and encourages them to return, in fact, many who come to visit, stay to build their own nest here. Artists of all mediums have taken inspiration from this beautiful area for generations.

Kenmare’s is also world renowned for its hospitality and a visitors comfort and enjoyment are foremost in the minds of your hosts to ensure your visit is just how you want it to be, memorable for all the right reasons. The town is also famous as a food destination and eating out in Kenmare is always a special experience. The highly acclaimed and award winning restaurants offer the very best of locally sourced produce. There is a wealth of choice on offer.