This is a growing information archive of interesting places in Kerry – mainly towns and villages.
Historical facts, what’s on, where to stay and more.
We are adding to this archive and we welcome input form anyone who has useful information about a locality.
What does Blue Flag mean? Blue Flag is an award based on strict international standards given to sites (including beaches) which adhere to certain criteria under the headings of Environmental Information and Education, Water quality, Safety and Services and Environmental Management. The Blue Flag award is granted for only one [Read More…]
Kerry can boast of having some of the most natural golfing terrain in the world. From the finest Links courses at Ballybunion to the beautiful parklands at Killarney, Kerry has become the Mecca of golf in Ireland. With natural wonders like Waterville, Killarney, Dooks and Ballybunion all within easy access, [Read More…]
Banna Beach is a beautiful Blue Flag Beach located between Ardfert and Ballyheigue in North Kerry. It is about 10km from Tralee. This sandy beach stretches for miles from Barrow to Ballyheigue and is a favourite destination of holidaymakers during the Summer and by surfers, wind surfers, walkers and horse [Read More…]
Is Killarney the tourist Capital of Ireland? Visitors have been coming here for a few centuries and since Queen Victoria visited in 1861 a growing number of tourists visit each year. Its unique location at the foot of Ireland’s highest mountains beside its famous Lakes make it one of the [Read More…]
Annascaul is a village of about 350 residents located about 19 miles from Tralee and 11 miles from Dingle. It is surrounded by rugged mountainous terrain which is popular with hill walkers What’s in Annascaul Annascaul is the home town of famous Antartic explorer Tom Crean, who was on Scott’s [Read More…]
Kenmare is one of Kerry’s prettiest and most popular towns. The Irish name for it ‘Neidín’ means ‘Little Nest’ and this describes, in a word, the location of the town in between the mountains of the Ring of Kerry and The Ring of Béara. The town is bristling with colour [Read More…]
Sneem is a beautiful village located on the South coast of the Iveragh Peninsula approximately midway between Kenmare and Waterville. It is on the Ring of Kerry and The Wild Atlantic Way and it straddles the Sneem River which flows into a long inlet of Kenmare Bay. This is one [Read More…]
Caherdaniel is a village on the southern side of the Iveragh Peninsula between Waterville and Sneem. All around there are many beaches including some in sheltered coves. It is an ideal place for water sports and swimming. The surrounding landscape is rugged and stunning. What’s in Caherdaniel? Derrynane Beach, which [Read More…]
Waterville Ireland is a small town on the southern side of The Ring of Kerry. It is located on the coast in a secluded bay surrounded by mountains. There is some stunning scenery in the area which has been popular as a tourist destination for many years and was a [Read More…]