The South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.
Driving Distance from:
Dublin: 336 km
Cork: 96 km
Killarney: 35 km
Limerick: 144 km
Shannon: 176 km
Galway: 248 km
Directions from Kilgarvan / Cork Direction
Kenmare has a one way sytem so you will come in on Shelbourne Street, at the end of Shelbourne Street, turn right into Henry Street ( Post office opposite you). At the end of Henry Street, go straight (Quills on your right). Follow this road until you see Super Valu Shopping Centre on your right, take the road to the left after Super Valu and follow the road for 300 yards. You will pass the entrance to Kenmare Hospital on the right and take the next left into the Glanerought Estate. Then take the next right and follow the road around and take the first left. The House is the second on the left.
Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Kerry Airport: 48 km
Railway: Killarney: 35 km
Ferry: Rosslare: 250 km
Kenmare / Glanerought area
Kenmare is a haven of tranquillity, gourmet food, superb accommodation and breathtaking scenery in one of the most natural, unspoilt environments in Europe. Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.
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.
The Ring of Kerry, known all over the world, follows the coastline of the Iveragh peninsula. It is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country and makes a most exciting day tour. Along the 175km route are picturesque villages, an abundance of historical landmarks, sandy coves and beaches.
To the north of Kenmare is the Killarney National Park, 10,000 hectares of woodland and magical mountains, with spectacular views of the lakes of Killarney.
The unspoiled Ring of Beara lies to the south of Kenmare. Its rugged beauty is beyond compare, traffic is minimal and it abounds with archaeological sites and spectacular views.
Whether it is walking on the mountains, cruising on the bay, horse riding, golfing, fishing, touring or soaking up the best of music you will not be disappointed in Kenmare.