A Visitor Guide to County Kerry

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Kenmare is Best Kept Small Town 2017

June 21, 2017

Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Community and Rural Affairs has just announced the winners of the Best Kept Town competition, 2017. Kenmare has won the Best Kept Small Town award. There were three other finalists: Ahoghill, Co Antrim, Coolaney, Co Sligo and Randalstown, Co Antrim but Kenmare emerged as the [Read More…]

More Skellig Michael Boat Trips in 2017

May 10, 2017

The demand for trips to the Skellig Islands has increased dramatically following the worldwide publicity surrounding the making of the recent Star Wars movies on Skellig Michael. The Office of Public Works, which manages the islands has been busy clearing a rockfall which was blocking Lighthouse Road and they are [Read More…]

Mozart in Dingle

May 2, 2017

St. Mary’s Church in Dingle was almost full to capacity for the performance of Mozart’s Requiem at 7.00 pm on Sunday 30th April. This was one of the much anticipated events of Féile na Bealtaine. Mark Keane had got together an impressive ensemble made up from three choirs, Tribal Chamber [Read More…]

Banna is Top Irish Beach on TripAdvisor

March 2, 2017

Four Kerry beaches have been named in TripAdvisor’s list of the top 10 Irish beaches. Banna Beach is No.1 beach in Ireland with Derrynane beach at No. 3, Inch Beach at No. 4 and Coumeenole at No. 6. TripAdvisor summarizes Banna as  “Incredible beach, beautiful scenery”. Banna has taken over [Read More…]

Fantastic Kerry Landscape in Star Wars VIII

February 18, 2017

The fantastic landscape of Kerry features in the new Star Wars movie. Star Wars VIII – The Last Jedi opens with scenes shot on  and around Skellig Michael. This is the second Star Wars which uses scenes from Skellig. It started with Star Wars – The Force Awakens which brought [Read More…]

Old Photos of Dingle in 1968

February 14, 2017

These are some photos taken by an American tourist in 1968. They were colour slides and although the quality is not as good as modern digital photos they have survived well in fairly good condition. You will no longer see fields of corn stacked like it is in Begley’s Field, [Read More…]

Dingle is Ireland’s Top Home Destination

January 15, 2017

According to an Irish Independent readers’ survey, Dingle is the favourite destination of those who responded. Killarney comes second and Kenmare 7th. Of course we were already aware of the popularity of Dingle, Killarney and Kenmare which are the three areas which attract lots of visitors all year round. It [Read More…]

Why is Dingle Kerry So Popular?

October 30, 2016

Drive along the coast of the charming Dingle Peninsula and you would be forgiven for thinking you are on the set of a picture postcard, so beautiful is the landscape. This includes mountainous areas such as Mount Brandon and the Connor Pass, hills, valleys, the ghost island of Great Blasket, [Read More…]

Abroad in Banna

September 17, 2014

In Kerry and Clare and perhaps in other places too, the word “abroad” was often used instead of “outside”. For example: “I was abroad in the garden”. 
I once heard a story of a man who was due to appear in the District Court in Kilrush to answer some minor [Read More…]