Let us Count the Ways

Love is in the air this Valentine's Day, and while many people are focused on their significant others, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate a different kind of love. Here at Discover Kerry, we are lucky enough to not only work, but also live in this beautiful county everyday. From the stunning landscapes to the friendly locals, there are countless reasons why we are head over heels in love with County Kerry. So, in a public display of affection, here are just some of the reasons why we can't get enough of working and living in County Kerry.


1. We Changed the Way the World Connects 

At the heart of Kerry's economic landscape is innovation - a force that drives its global success across various sectors, ranging from technology and finance to engineering, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. This county isn't just a one-trick pony; it's a powerhouse of ingenuity, continually pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Did you know about the Valentia Transatlantic Cable Station forever changed the way the world connects?  And today, we continue to foster a collaborative innovation ecosystem that nurture groundbreaking ideas and transforms them into global ventures. 

2. We've got the Entrepreneurial Edge

Entrepreneurial success in Kerry is not merely a coincidence, it's ingrained in the way we do business. In fact, the term ‘entrepreneur’ was first coined by an Irish-French economist and philosopher named Richard Cantillon who was born in Ballyheigue in the late 17th century. Fast forward to today and entrepreneurship in Kerry is not just about profit margins or market dominance; it's about passion, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of dreams. Kerry's entrepreneurial scene is an exciting space for start-ups and scale-ups, buzzing with creativity and potential. Supported by renowned programs like New Frontiers and NDRC, among others, the region offers a welcoming environment for new ventures to grow. Entrepreneurs here can draw from a wealth of experience and success stories, making use of the supportive business and education network to turn dreams into a reality!

3. We are 'cute' for a Reason

We are known for being ‘cute’ in Kerry and there’s a reason why! We know knowledge is power. So we embrace curiosity and seize the opportunity to learn everyday in Kerry!  Whether its through Kerry College, Munster Technological University or the vast amount of education and training bodies throughout the region, there’s a diverse array of programmes and pathways to cater to learners of all backgrounds! And as we continue to invest in lifelong learning, we're not just shaping our own destinies - we're building a stronger, more vibrant community in County Kerry for generations to come.

4. There's Space for everyone to Grow in Kerry 

Kerry is a destination for remote workers, creatives, and innovators, boasting a network of connected hubs in every corner of the county. These hubs are nurturing a thriving community that celebrates collaboration and growth. Whether you're a fully remote worker, embracing a hybrid arrangement, or enjoying a working holiday, Kerry provides the resources necessary for success. With options ranging from one-time hot-desks to dedicated start-up spaces, our well-connected hubs cater to diverse needs. Coupled with short commute times, a plethora of activities these hubs are providing space for everyone to make the most of their days, driving creativity, innovation, and collaboration across the region.

5. A Dream Destination for Careers

Kerry has developed into a flagship location for innovative and progressive industries, whose knowledge and expertise have grown far beyond the sum of their parts. A unique dynamism and drive to succeed have fuelled the growth of world-class companies excelling in high-growth areas such as Food & Drinks Processing, Technology, Engineering, Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals and Film & TV.  These companies are providing opportunities for fulfilling career opportunities. So whether you are a recent graduate, a seasoned professional or a dual career couple, there’s something for everyone in Kerry.

6. Always a Date for Your Diary

From headline festivals to intimate gigs, art exhibitions and cultural events galore, Kerry caters to all interests. Whether you're a sports enthusiast, a business professional, or simply seeking community connections, Kerry offers a diverse range of meet-ups and gatherings. The county's calendar is jam packed with opportunities for socialising, inspiration and business networking. So if you are seeking a trad session in one of our famous pubs or want to meet brilliant business minds at a conference, we’ve got dates for your diary.

7. We are Legacy Protectors and Future Investors

In Kerry, sustainability is deeply ingrained in our heritage. From preserving our diverse ecosystems to promoting local cultural initiatives, sustainability is permeating every aspect of our lives.  Through conservation efforts, inclusive social programmes, and sustainable business practices, we are forging a path towards a more sustainable and vibrant future. By embracing our responsibility as stewards of this beautiful county, we are ensuring County Kerry’s role as a leader in sustainability by preserving its natural beauty, culture richness, inclusive and open outlook and its work/life balance for generations to come.

8. We Can Live Like Tourists Everyday

In Kerry, every day is an adventure. With stunning beaches, winding tracks and trails, and historic sites scattered throughout the county, there's always something to explore. Whether you're climbing the tallest mountain in Ireland or discovering ancient landmarks, Kerry offers endless opportunities for outdoor fun and exploration. And the best part? You can enjoy it all over again tomorrow, taking in the beauty and history of Kerry one day at a time. 

9. Connected Communities with Distinctive Kerry Spirit

County Kerry is a connected place where people and organisations thrive through the way we work and live together. The communities and towns spread across Kerry's regions are diverse and unique, yet interlinked in every way. We share resources, infrastructure, and that distinctive Kerry spirit which welcomes visitors and locals all across the county. This community spirit fosters a willingness to thrive together, with residents supporting each other in times of need and celebrating successes as one. Explore our best-known communities to learn more!

10. An Unbeatable Blend of Kerry Excellence 

Kerry isn't just a destination; it's an award-winning experience in every facet of life here.  Recently recognised as the Best Holiday County at the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards, Kerry's accolades extend far into the world of business and the community. From thriving businesses honored with prestigious awards like the EY Entrepreneur of the Year and the RDS Gold Medal for Enterprise to a vibrant community that celebrates success and fosters innovation, Kerry shines brightly on all fronts. So, whether  you're exploring our breathtaking landscapes, enjoying our world-class hospitality, or engaging with our dynamic business community, Kerry offers an unbeatable blend of excellence that leaves a lasting impression.

Join us in Celebrating Kerry

So from groundbreaking innovation to breathtaking landscapes, Kerry is capturing our hearts in countless ways. This Valentine's day, stay connected to us by signing up to our newsletter and following us on social media for updates, insights and stories which showcase why Kerry is brave, bold, and bursting with energy. Join us in celebrating the love we have for our remarkable county!