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A Visitor Guide to County Kerry

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Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry

places in kerryThis 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.



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…]



The village of Ardfert is dominated by the ruin of the cathedral which was the centre of the Christian Church in Kerry for many centuries from 500 AD onwards. It flourished in the Middle Ages as a centre of learning an piety with three orders of monks settling there. The [Read More…]



Ballinskelligs is a village on the south coast of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. It can be traced back to the 5th century and many historic sites and monuments can be seen in the area. It is surrounded by wild landscape and has a beautiful sandy beach. What’s in [Read More…]



Ballybunion has been a family holiday resort for over a century and has been a favourite destination of visitors from the surrounding counties. This coastal town has a beautiful beach which is surrounded by stunning cliffs and divided by a rocky outcrop on which stands the iconic Ballybunion Castle. In [Read More…]



Ballyferriter (Baile an Fheirtéaraigh) is probably the best known village in the West Kerry Gaeltacht. It has been a destination for students of Irish during the Summer months for decades. The village has a Catholic church, a Gárda barracks, a school, a museum with a bookshop, shop, a café, pubs [Read More…]



Ballyheigue is a seaside village in North Kerry about 18 km from Tralee. It is a very popular family destination during the Summer months and there is a hotel, numerous B&Bs and some caravan parks for accommodation. The main attraction is the long sandy beach which is safe for swimming [Read More…]



Ballylongford is a village on the Shannon Estuary between Ballybunion and Tarbert. This is the birthplace of poet Brendan Kennelly and 1916 leader ‘The O’Rahilly’. Lord Kitchener, the famous face on the British recruitment poster, ‘Your Country Needs You’, was born nearby. It is also the birthplace of Detective Garda [Read More…]

Banna Beach


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…]



Blennerville is a village located about 1 mile west of Tralee on the road to Dingle. It is connected to Tralee by the Tralee Ship Canal which is no longer used for ships but is used for water sports, mainly rowing. Beside the canal is a popular walking path. The [Read More…]

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