: Kerry Airport
: The Sailors Bar
: Kenmare Golf Course
: The Lime Tree Restaurant
Lavender lodge is located in a quiet private cul-de-sac offering breath-taking views of kenmare bay. The house is situated 7 minutes drive from the heritage town of kenmare.
Kenmare is known as the jewel in the ring of kerry and no wonder with its location between two of the most beautiful touring routes in Europe - the ring of kerry and the ring of beara. These make for very enjoyable day trips from
Kenmare is a designated heritage town of ireland and the
Town offers a huge selection of places of historical interest to visit. Even strolling around the town is itself a pleasure with kenmare having received awards from entente floral and the award for the tidiest town in Ireland in the year 2000.
Killarney is a 40 minute drive and cork city is just over an hours drive.
Kenmare lies approximately 30 minutes drive from a host of sandy beaches and it has a very pretty harbour from where you can swim, fish or take a trip on the 'seafari cruise' to view the wildlife in the area.
Star sailing & adventure centre
New to kenmare is the wonderful star sailing & adventure centre situated on the shores of kenmare bay and surrounded by the caha mountains just a five minute drive from kenmare town centre. The range of activities includes sailing, kayaking, sea kayaking, windsurfing, hillwalking, boat trips and much more. There is something to suit all the family. For more information
Kenmare boasts two super golf courses. The ring of kerry golf course is located two miles outside of the town and offers spectacular views of kenmare bay from the course itself and also its newly renovated club house. Dream Ireland guests may avail of special discounted green fees.
Kenmare golf club is located in kenmare town and follows the shores of kenmare bay estuary.
There are lots of great fishing spots to choose from around kenmare including clonee lake, kenmare bay and the black valley. Permits can be obtained locally.
The kerry way and beara way walking routes are ideal for those with an interest in trekking or you could even join the annual summer hike to Irelands highest mountain, carrauntouhil. The foothills of the famous macgillycuddy reeks are right on kenmares doorstep.
Kenmare and its vicinity offers some incredible dive spots and wrecks. You may even be lucky enough to come across a dolphin or two. Try-dives are available for beginners and advanced dives for the more experienced.
Pony trekking is the ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of kenmare and its hinterland. Professional lessons are also available for beginners.
Other activities in the area include quad biking, pet farms, craft workshops and bicycle hire.
Dining & nightlife
The town of kenmare, noted for having the cleanest air in Europe, is a mecca for some of the finest restaurants in Ireland. You really will be spoil for choice when it comes to dining out, from bar food to seafood and a range of other types of excellent restaurants to experience. The nightlife in kenmare suits all ages and the hospitality with which you will be greeted is second to none. There is a great selection of pubs and late night bars to choose from with many featuring live music from traditional Irish to rock and modern styles.