Kerry Travel Guide
Kerry Travel Guide Ireland
Kerry Travel Guide – Kerry has to be one of the most picturesque, if not the prettiest counties in Ireland. With stunning attractions such as The Lakes of Killarney, Killarney National Park, The Dingle Peninsula, Valentia Island and The Skelligs, it is no wonder that Kerry has been a constant favourite destination among visitors to The Emerald Isle.
Also called Farranfore Airport, Kerry Airport is situated in the heart of County Kerry, about 15 kilometres from Tralee. The airport accommodates over 420,000 passengers each year and operates Ryanair and Aer Lingus scheduled flights to Dublin, Stansted, Luton, Frankfurt, Alicante & Faro. Facilities at the airport include a restaurant, bar, bureau de change, Wi-Fi, short and long term car parking, gift shop and car rental.
Some of our favourite Kerry hotels include The Europa Hotel & Resort Killarney, The Grand Hotel Tralee and Castlewood House Dingle.
The Europa Hotel and Resort – Killarney
Winner of a Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice award in 2013, The Europa Hotel is just .3 kilometres from town. This five-star hotel is located on the shores of Lough Lein, with stunning mountain and lake views. Facilities include a fitness centre, hi-speed internet access, swimming pool, business centre, children’s activities, restaurant and a bar/lounge.
The Grand Hotel – Tralee
A cosy hotel with 48 rooms on offer, The Grand Hotel has open fires, mahogany furniture and a lively traditional style pub with an Irish music session every Friday. The hotel is located in the town, standing on the site of Tralee Castle, and is a perfect touring base for the Dingle Peninsula and Ring of Kerry. The hotel tends to be very busy during August when the extremely popular annual Rose of Tralee contest is held in town.
Castlewood House – Dingle
Castlewood House is .8 kilometres from Dingle town and offers 12 rooms. This luxurious four-star guesthouse is situated on the shores of Dingle Bay and has a selection of collectables and antiques for sale in their Collector’s Corner.
Kerry Car Hire
Europcar, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty car hire companies, among others, service the county of Kerry. Compare cheap car hire in Ireland for great online deals today.
Top Kerry Tourist Attractions
The Ring of Kerry
A visit to Kerry is all about the scenery! This stunning looped 179kilometre drive along the Iveragh Peninsula takes in the major towns of Killarney, Killorglin, Cahirciveen, Waterville, Sneem and Kenmare, and arrives back in Killarney. Areas of interest along the way include Derrynane House (the home of Daniel O’Connell), The Gap of Dunloe, Rossbeigh Beach, Torc Waterfall and Skellig Michael.
Killarney National Park
Killarney National Park is a 26,000-acre park, its a sight for sore eyes. The park has a variety of nature trails where you will discover Muckross House, Muckross Abbey, Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, Killarney House and Gardens, Knockreer House, Molls Gap and Ladies View. And if you’re fortunate, you might spot a wild red deer or two! The park was designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1981.
Why not take a trip along the fantastic Dingle Peninsula and witness the miles of beaches, cliffs and islands! This stunning scenery formed the backdrop for the movie, Ryan’s Daughter. Along the way, keep an eye out for Funghi the Dolphin, The Blasket Islands and of course the harbour town of Dingle itself. Often called An Daingean, Dingle lies within a Gaeltacht region. Thank you for visiting our Kerry Travel Guide blog, we hope you found it interesting and informative.