Kenmare is a bustling little town nestled among the mountains of Cork and Kerry. This enchanting and inviting town has plenty of brightly coloured houses, shop fronts, bars and restaurants, giving the town a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.
There are a range of restaurants to suit all your tastes (and your pocket!), whether you prefer to relax and enjoy fine dining or sit in a local pub and feast on wild mussels fresh from the cleanest waters in Europe - Kenmare is the place to be.
Within easy reach of Kenmare are the uncrowded hills and mountains of Cork and Kerry. To the north lies 'The MacGillycuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest peak 'Carrantuohill'(1013 meters), also there are seven other Munroes(Mountains over 1000 meters) and forty peaks over 600 meters. To the south of Kenmare are the gentle Cahas covered with a rich layerof Blanket bog which stretch from gouganeBarra to the Atlantic Ocean.
For the moderate walker there are many traditional and marked routes. Prime among these are the Kerry Way, some of the Republic's longest walkways with marked trails. Maps and accurate route descriptions are available locally. Organised guided walks operate on a regular basis.
If you want to cover a little more ground, but at your own pace cycling is the perfect way to tour the beautiful countryside surrounding Kenmare. Information is available on a large number of routes and bicycles can be hired locally.
Canoeing, snorkelling, sailing, waterskiing and windsurfing are some of thewatersports available. Daily cruises are available from Kenmare pier to explore the wildlife and scenary surrounding Kenmare.
The area is a paradise for anglers with crystal clear rivers and lakes, deep sea angling and shore fishing.
GOLF / PITCH & PUTT
The Kenmare golf course is close by the town with the Ring of Kerry Golfand Country Club a few miles away. Others include Killarney Golf and Fishing Club (32km), Waterville (64km) and Ballybunion (74km). A pitch & putt and drivingrange are also only a couple of miles away.