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Best things to do in County Kerry

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

National Park
“Torc Waterfall, Muchross House, Ross Castle, Ladies View, and the beautiful Gap of Dunloe. It can be anything from an urban garden to a scenic trail. Beautiful for a walk or Cycle.”
54 locals recommend
Trail
“The boat to Skellig Michael leaves Portmagee village at 10.30am and the trips takes approx. 5 hours in total. Please check out further online. It is possible to see the Skellig islands from land when driving the ring of Kerry.”
34 locals recommend
Museum
“Across the road from the property, Muckross House and Gardens are worth a visit.”
37 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“When doing the Ring Of Kerry don't miss out on Valentia Island and Balinaskelligs, known as the mini Ring locally.”
23 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Dingle Peninsula, stretches 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean on the south-west coast on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to the Conor Pass and  Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The magnificent coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs such as Slea Head, dramatic headlands broken by sandy beaches, with the award-winning beach at Inch in the south and the tombolo of Maharees to the north. The Blasket Islands lie to the west and the peninsula is dotted with lovely villages that each offer their own unique Sense of Place……… Spend time in a place rich in tradition, literature and culture, where native Gaelic (Irish language) prospers alongside modern languages, where the perfect harmony created by nature restores the spirit, where you can relax and savour the scenery, the flora and fauna, the art & photography, craft trails, the culture, the archaeology, the local food, craft distillery and breweries, or just meet the people – the choice is yours!”
25 locals recommend
Park
“Torc Waterfall is a twenty minute walk from Muckross House or alternatively you can park at the waterfall car park. For those who like to trek, it is possible to access Torc Mountain from here. This is a medium climb as there are steps the whole way to the whole way to the top of the mountain where you will look down on the Killarney lakes and Killarney town.”
16 locals recommend
Track
“175KM Drive along the Wild Atlantic Way - a must do. Daily local bus tours available.”
28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Situated on the lower lake with beautiful views. The castle also organises tours.At the front of the castle boat trips can be purchased .”
17 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“only a few minutes away, a brilliant shopping experience that will suit everyone”
8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“As part of a trip around the Ring of Kerry this is a perfect stop (during the summer), and as we are only an hour from Tralee or Killarney you can easily fit us in as something to do in south Kerry. On a day trip you will see fabulous views at ‘Mountain Stage’ just outside Glenbeigh, Valentia Island (by ferry) with the site of the first transatlantic cable, Portmagee which is one of Ireland’s cutest (working) fishing villages. We are just 15 minutes off the main Ring Of Kerry road.”
17 locals recommend
Bar
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“very popular for everything you need all under one roof. pub grub, coffee, tradtional music, pint of guinness,cocktails etc. Always a great buzz.”
18 locals recommend
Mountain
“The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass forged between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain by glacial flows. The river running through the gap is the river Loe from where the Gap gets it's name. The Gap begins at Kate Kearney's Cottage. The road, narrow in many places, winds through the pass and descends into The Black Valley passing five lakes, Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake and Black Lough. Within easy walking distance from Kate Kearney's cottage is a picturesque old bridge known as the 'Wishing Bridge'. It is said that wishes made here really do come true! The Gap is approximately 11 km from north to south. You can hire a jaunting car (horse drawn wagon) to travel through the Pass and take a boat back to Killarney from Lord Brandon's cottage at the other end. It makes a good challenging day's exercise by bicycle. You could travel the opposite direction by taking a boat ride from Ross Castle in Killarney with your bike to Lord Brandon's Cottage and cycle back through the Gap to Kate Kearney's cottage. www.theringofkerry.com”
21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing fresh seafood restaurant. Overlooks the sea and the food is just stunning! Great atmosphere too! Not for the meat eaters though - they only serve fish!”
20 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Located on the Wild Atlantic Way in Tralee, County Kerry, Siamsa Tíre celebrates 50 years of the National Folk Theatre of Ireland - the only theatre company dedicated to protecting and developing authentic Irish traditions of music, song and dance. It presents a professional cast of full-time performers and international champion dancers, musicians and singers, all trained in the unique Siamsa Tíre style. From May to September, they perform unique productions that bring Irish traditions, folklore, culture and heritage of old to life and showcase the best of Irish music, song and dance.”
16 locals recommend
Pub
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“A must, little old barn turned to brewery out the back, great for a tour and enjoy a brew in the bar, maybe a whiskey , It also won Irish best whiskey bar 2015/16/17 ”
20 locals recommend
Establishment
“Not to be missed. Great views of the Skelligs. Lovely walk ... a beautiful part of Ireland. ”
8 locals recommend