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.
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…]
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…]
Listowel is a famous town located on the banks of the river Feale in North Kerry. This historic town has been the market centre for the northof the county for centuries and is still a lively shopping town with numerous shops, pubs and restaurants. This is a very well maintained [Read More…]
If your’e travelling along the coast road from Limerick to Ballybunion, the first village in Kerry you will see is Tarbert. From here you can choose to drive south towards Listowel, west towards Ballybunion or north to County Clare. But before leaving Tarbert there are lots of interesting places to [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…]
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…]