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.
Castleisland is a town with a population of about 2,500 about 10 miles east of Tralee on the road to Limerick. It is a busy market town with a wide main street which plays host to an annual horse fair which is held on the 1st of November. What’s in [Read More…]
Ventry is a village in the Kerry Gaeltacht west of Dingle town. Its Irish language name, Ceann Trá, describes its location at the head of a long sandy beach. The village is overlooked by a series of hills and mountains including the imposing Mount Eagle to the west. What’s 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…]
Dingle is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kerry. This town was originally a fishing village and although fishing is still an important local industry, tourism has become the most important activity in the area. Visitor numbers have rocketed since the town became famous as the location of [Read More…]
Castlegregory is located on the Dingle Peninsula about 16 miles west of Tralee. This village has a native population of about 300 but this expands greatly during the Summer months because it is a popular holiday destination. The village has a few nice restaurants and pubs. What’s in Castlegregory? The [Read More…]
Camp Village in County Kerry is about 10 miles west of Tralee on the main Dingle Road. The village is situated at the foot of the Slieve Mish mountains with numerous peaks in the backdrop. It is a frequent starting point for hill walkers and climbers. What’s in Camp? A [Read More…]
Tralee is the biggest town in County Kerry and is its administrative centre. It is a busy market and shopping town and is also a centre of industry, education, entertainment and tourism. The population of Tralee is about 22,000. Where is Tralee? This town is built at the mouth of [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…]
Fenit is a village xx miles west of Tralee and can be considered to be Tralee’s seaport. It was a busy port in the past when grain, coal etc. were imported and cattle and other agricultural goods were exported. It has a long pier and sheltered harbour and in recent [Read More…]