Kenmare, the jewel in the crown of the Ring of Kerry is renowned for its exceptional beauty and unique layout. Dating back to it’s origins in 1678, the heritage town has been one of Ireland’s most idyllic and must-visit destinations. As it’s Irish name, Neidin (meaning little nest) implies, it lies nestled between Kenmare Bay and the McGillycuddy Reeks mountains. It is a perfect base for discovering the spectacular natural beauty of both the Ring of Kerry and the Beara Peninsula.
The colourful town of Kenmare has a selection of unique boutiques and shops and is know as the gourmet capital of Ireland, boasting fine eateries including fine dining, family restaurants and fantastic pubs. Kenmare is steeped in history, famous for it’s lace production, its stone circle and buildings and bridges of historical interest. Time spent in Kemare is never dull.