Nearest: Bus Station is located approx. 100m from O’Donnabhain’s with services running daily at 8.40am & 3pm in and out of Kenmare on route number 270. Train Station is located 40 minutes from Kenmare in Killarney providing services to Cork, Tralee, Dublin etc. Kerry Airport is approximately 1 hour from Kenmare. Kerry Airport has car hiring facilities and public transport. Cork Airport is approximately 1 ½ hours from Kenmare.
Directions From Dublin
Travel on the N7 from Dublin onto Portlaoise. Then take the N8 to Mitchelstown and then follow the N73 towards Mallow. From Mallow, continue on the N72 to Killarney and then travel on the N71 until you reach Kenmare.
Travel on the N22 out of Cork. Approximately 15km after Ballyvourney take the turn off onto the R569 towards Kenmare. On arriving in Kenmare via the R569, go straight through the town. When you reach the top of Henry Street take a left and continue to follow the road out of the square. The Kenmare Bay Hotel is located opposite the Esso Station on the left hand side of the road.
From Limerick & Shannon
Travel on the N21 towards Killarney and then take the N71 towards Kenmare.
Within Walking Distance
Kenmare is a colourful and charming town, which is located at the head of Kenmare Bay. Kenmare is an excellent base for exploring the Peninsulas and is rich in Irish history dating back to 500BC.
Local amenities include the Stone Circle ( Druid's Circle ), the Pier or Reenagross, and kenmare is also on the Kerry and Bear way, which is ideal set off point for a quite country strole.
Take this opportunity to enjoy a Seafari or practice your swing in the beautiful Kenmare Golf Course
Travel on the famous Ring of Kerry route on the Iveragh Peninsula. This trip of 110 miles is world famous for its diversity of landscape and beauty. It offers a wonderful coastal drive (or cycle for the more energetic) stopping en route in the charming villages along the way.
The Ring of Beara
Explore one of the south west hidden gems, from the breathtaking scenery to the colourful villages of Eyries and Allihies, one can only see for oneself to truly experience the ruggedness and the untouched beauty of the Ring of Beara.
Gougane Barra and Bantry House
Another ideal day trip is to go to Gougane Barra, a beautiful lakeside setting with a small church nestled in the mountainous regions of West Cork, from there travel to Bantry House and explore the hidden Gems this historic house has to offer.
Killarney National Park & Muckross Estate Killarney, Co. Kerry
Lose yourself in the 25 thousand acres of Killarney National Park & Muckross Estate with its many walking trails. Killarney National Park comprises the Lakes of Killarney as well as the surrounding woodlands and mountains, McGillycuddy Reeks being the highest mountain range in Ireland. The most familiar part of the National Park is Muckross House dating from 1843, a former private residence where you can view the children's toys, the famous Killarney furniture of the library & drawing room and the famous specially prepared bedroom where Queen Victoria slept during her visit in 1861.
Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry
It is impossible to visit the Dingle Peninsula and not be impressed by its archaeological heritage as one combines each site's folklore and mythology. The Dingle Peninsula's isolated location on the edge of the known world was possibly the reason a concentration of Early Christian monastic sites were founded there.
The Gap of Dunloe & The Killarney Lakes, Co. Kerry
Explore the remoteness of the Gap of Dunloe and the beauty of Killarney Lakes. The ideal and perfect way to experience this is to avail of the Traditional Day trip. The 250 year old trip involves horse trap or walk (10kms) through the Gap of Dunloe amidst rugged mountains returning by boat through Killarney's three famous magical mystical lakes.
Golfing in Kerry
The region is every golfer's paradise. The ambitious golfer is sure to find satisfaction as well as resistance on some of Kerry's fine golf courses. Such celebrated courses as the two local courses, Kenmare and the Ring of Kerry.
The Beaches of Kerry
Kerry has 75 miles of sandy beaches and the cleanest waters in Europe. They vary from quiet sandy beaches to exposed beaches which receive huge Atlantic surf. The European Blue Flag has been awarded to a number of Kerry's beaches representing a high level of environmental quality.
Fishing in Kerry
Fish the lakes and rivers of Kerry for Wild Salmon, Brown Trout and Sea Trout in season. Whether you are interested in sea, lake or river fishing Kerry has it all. Deep sea fishing can be arranged from near Sneem. Local lakes and rivers have salmon and brown trout.
Dereen Garden & Garnish Island
For those who are avid gardeners a visit to Direen Garden in Lauragh is a must, explore the sub tropical water side estate, from the travel over the Healy Pass to Glengariff where a short boat ride will take you to Garnish Island a botanical Garden. See for yourself what the warm gulf current does for foliage in the south west of Ireland.
Bonane Heritage Park
The Park is unique in that it has an abundance of well preserved multi-period archeological sites from the Stone, Bronze, and Iron age right up to pre famine times. The Bonane Heritage Park provides visitors with an 1600 meter walk though 5000 years of history while enjoying some of the breath taking scenery. The Park is located 6 miles from Kenmare and is open all year around.