When visiting new places what better information can you gather than that of the locals. We are delighted to share local knowledge of some great things to discover in Kerry. The following are tips and information from locals, who of course, love Kerry and are passionate about their beautiful county. 

So here are the locals' top tips for where to go and what to do when in Kerry!

Take the Greenway to the Sea

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The Tralee Fenit Greenway runs for 14km from the heart of Tralee, the county capital of Kerry to the scenic coastal village and port of Fenit. The Fenit branch railway was opened in 1887 and was closed for regular passenger traffic in 1935 but remained in use for goods traffic as…

Walk the Camino

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The Kerry Camino is a Tralee initiative to promote walking in the area, specifically the walk known also as The Dingle Way between Tralee and Dingle. The Kerry Camino is made up of 3 sections.On the Kerry camino a walker uses a Passport and stamping stations on the route to mark…

Witness Kerry's Wild Atlantic Way

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Bromore’s sheer 180 foot cliffs have been sculpted by nature for thousands of years. Winter storms and the Wild Atlantic have formed headlands and bays and carved deep caves at sea level some of which later progressed to become arches and sea stacks. Minerals seeping through the…

Learn the Workings of an Irish Distillery

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Skellig Six18 Distillery

With stunning views of the Skellig Coast, the Distillery & Visitor Experience is an epic stop along the scenic Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way routes.

Discover Kerry's Literary Greats

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Ignite your imagination and discover a dreamworld, a whole world of magic told by the Seanachaí – the bearer of Irish folklore. Embark on a journey set against the canvas of some of the greatest wordsmiths the country has ever seen. There will be mystery, there will be murder…

Learn About Island Life

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Explore the Woods in Kerry's Highlands

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There are three looped waymarked trails to help you explore the wood. Castle Rock Loop (2.0km, 1 hour, strenuous, green) will guide you through the forest, climbing to about 90m before you descend into an atmospheric ravine before continuing back on forest roads to the trailhead.

Row Across the Lake to an 8th C. Monastery

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Innisfallen Island

Innisfallen island can be seen in the distance from Ross Castle out beyond the entrance to the bay. A monastery was founded on Innisfallen in the 7th century and it became a seat of learning and it is said that King Brian Boru studied there.

Go for a Forest Walk

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Behind the trees the area abounds with streams, lakes, waterfalls and dramatic cliffs which characterise this untamed landscape. At certain points, views of Brandon & Tralee Bay and the Maharees can be enjoyed.

Visit Gold Medal Winning Botanical Gardens

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One of Kerry’s treasures and Kells Bay Gardens is one of Europe’s premier horticultural experiences, containing a renowned collection of Tree-ferns and other exotic plants growing in its unique microclimate created by the Gulf Stream. It is the home of ‘The SkyWalk’ Ireland’s…

Visit The Liberator's Ancestral Home

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Sheltered within the woodland stands Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman, and one of the great figures in modern Irish history.

Cross Over to an Island Centre of Enterprise

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Valentia Island

On Valentia Island, you will find fascinating Tetrapod footprints from the Devonian Period, 385 million years into the past. As well as an island rich in historical sites, the Island was a hotbed of industry and enterprise, where the Transatlantic…