About County Kerry
County Kerry is one of the most picturesque and scenic corners of Ireland, so it's no wonder that it has been a popular destination with travellers for decades. Visit it for yourself and discover what makes this county so special. We have a range of quality accommodation for all budgets and tastes whether you prefer to stay in a cosy self-catering cottage or a luxurious 5 star hotel. Book car hire at Kerry Airport for a cost effective and independent way to discover the sights of this fascinating county.
County Kerry, also known as 'The Kingdom', is located in the southwest corner of Ireland and is renowned the world over for its outstanding beauty. It is fringed by the Atlantic Ocean so it's got miles of coastline along its three peninsulas, Ireland's highest mountain Carrauntoohill (approx 3409 ft), a national park, blue-flag beaches and one of the country's most scenic driving routes.
Kerry has also got a fine variety of restaurants and pubs for you to enjoy!
What to see and do
The rugged county is also blessed with some important historical attractions like Muckross House and Gardens, Gallarus Oratory, Staigue Fort, Derrynane House and Ardfert Cathedral to name a few.
Its picturesque landscape provides excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, horse-riding, fishing and golfing. It isn't short on restaurants and pubs and you'll find lots of other amenities, entertainment facilities and shopping outlets in the larger towns of Kenmare, Killarney, Tralee, Castleisland and Dingle.
For the top attractions in County Kerry check out our Kerry Attractions page
Killarney is one of Ireland's best loved tourist destinations. This vibrant and beautiful town is surrounded by mountains, lakes and a national park which helps to create some of the best scenery in the country. The colourful town itself is brimming with lots of craft shops, stylish boutiques, cosy cafes, gourmet restaurant, lively pubs and of course a range of approved accommodation like hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and self catering properties. Check it out for yourself- there is something to suit all tastes and budgets.
How to get to County Kerry
County Kerry is easily accessible by car and it is only about a 2 hour drive from Shannon International Airport . Or fly into Kerry Airport, right in the heart of the county, which has direct connections with some cities in Europe. If you arrive in Dublin you can get a direct train to Killarney, which will take about 4 hours.
County Kerry provides the perfect setting for a memorable holiday in Ireland and with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world it is sure to capture the heart of any visitor.