County Kerry

Kerry or ‘Ciarraí’ means ‘The People of Ciar’ . These were a pre-Gaelic tribe who lived in this part of the country. In Old Irish ‘Ciar’ meant black or dark brown, and the word continues in use in modern Irish as an adjective describing a dark complexion.

These are some of our most significant landmarks, buildings and monuments in County Kerry

Possibly Ireland’s most beautiful tea room with a great cause to have a cuppa

Deenagh Lodge, Killarney National Park. County Kerry      1834 Deenagh Lodge is classified as a ‘cottage orne’ or ornamental cottage. It was built in 1834 and is located near the entrance of Killarney National Park beside [...]

One of the largest stone circles in south west Ireland located in a town

Kenmare Stone Circle, Kenmare town. County Kerry      c.2500-1000 b.c This stone circle is located 5 minutes walk from the centre of Kenmare town. It is locally known as the 'The Shrubberies' and is [...]

The original and possibly the most spectacular tourist trail in Ireland

The Gap of Dunloe. County Kerry The Gap of Dunloe has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland for 250 years. This stunning mountain is about 11km long and passes between The [...]

Gaze at the stars within one of our greatest prehistoric forts

Staigue Fort, Sneem. County Kerry    c. 300 -400 a. d. Staigue Fort in Irish translates to 'the fort of the steps' or possibly 'the windy fort'. It is located in a spectacular location a [...]

Killarney’s finest castle beside lakes, mountains and rivers

Ross Castle is located in a spectacular location on Ross Island by the shores of Lough Leane. It was built sometime in the late 15th century by the O'Donoghue Ross chieftains and was surrounded by [...]

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Extreme monasticism & Star Wars!

Skellig Michael. County Kerry        c. 6th – 13th century a. d. Skellig Michael or ‘Michael’s Rock in the Sea’ is an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located 13 km off the Kerry coastline [...]

One of Ireland’s most iconic buildings

This National Monument is the Gallarus Oratory. It is located near Gallarus on the Dingle Peninsula in co. Kerry and is one of Ireland's most iconic buildings. It's simple and stunning shape has been compared [...]

Ireland’s highest mountain

Carrantuohill in co. Kerry is Ireland's highest mountain standing at 1,038 m or 3,406 ft. It is the central peak of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range and is topped by a large metal cross.It is classed as [...]

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