Popular Accommodations in County Kerry
Highlights in County Kerry
- Killarney and the Kerry Way
- The Dingle Peninsula
- Derrynane National Historic Park
Most popular in County Kerry
Vacation rentals in County Kerry
County Kerry has experienced a real boom in visitors from all over the world in recent years. After Dublin in Killarney, you can expect the largest selection of accommodations, from the beautiful stone cottage vacation rental to the cosy holiday apartment directly above a typical Irish pub. But you can also find great holiday apartments and houses on the Dingle Peninsula, Kenmare or Valentia Island.
Holiday in County Kerry
Location and orientation
County Kerry is part of the province of Munster in the extreme southwest of Ireland. The landscape is strongly marked by the rugged Atlantic coast with its bays, peninsulas and offshore islands, but also by Ireland's highest mountain and its countless historic buildings. The Irish capital Dublin lies about 300 kilometres to the northeast, the next larger city Cork about 85 kilometres to the southeast.
Every year around St. Patrick's Day on 17 March, Killarney hosts the Irish Dance World Championships, attracting thousands of visitors.
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Killarney, the second largest city of Kerry, shows Ireland from its most beautiful side. Rustic pubs, friendly faces and a charming architecture that is second to none. The Kerry Trail also begins here, a 214 kilometre hiking trail that takes you through the most beautiful parts of Kerry. In most cases, the route is divided into nine daily stages, but you can also choose shorter stages.2. The Dingle Peninsula
The Dingle Peninsula is considered one of the most touristically interesting areas in County Kerry, with countless recreational opportunities: You can go fishing, take boat trips to the offshore Blasket Islands or explore the green countryside on horseback or covered wagon. Another highlight is the shallow sandy beach on Slea Head Drive, the western coastal road. Consequently, you can also book a great vacation rental in Dingle directly on the water.3. The Derrynane National Historic Park
The Derrynane National Historc Park is about 3.5 kilometres from the small village of Caherdaniel. On numerous show paths with information boards you will learn exciting and curious things about the region. There are several islands off the coast which you can reach on foot at low tide. Especially worthwhile is Abbey Island with the monastery ruins of Derrynane Abbey and Derrynan House - both extremely popular photo motifs. The stately manor house now houses a museum.