Gaeltacht Areas

Kerry has two Gaeltacht areas, or Gaeltachtaí: the Gaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh or Iveragh Gaeltacht to the west of the Ring of Kerry / Mór Chuairde, and the Gaeltacht Chorca Dhuibhne or West Kerry Gaeltacht, situated on the Dingle Peninsula. The Irish language, customs, festivals and way of life are not only celebrated in these areas, but carefully protected and cultivated so that the gaelic heritage and language can continue to live and flourish. 

The Wild Atlantic Way makes its path through these vibrant cultural regions, and visitors experience remote beaches, dramatic cliff faces and warm communities who share gaelic folklore, music and dance through their many festivals deeply rooted in pagan and Celtic traditions.

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Stories from Kerry

Grounded in heritage yet open to ideas, Kerry is a place to gain and share perspective. Keep exploring the county with our latest blogs.

Keeping The West Wild - Conservation in Kerry

Kerry is Ireland’s wild west. A land which is largely undisturbed by man, left to flourish in its natural beauty. While the rest of the world expanded into urban sprawl, the people of Kerry fought to preserve its green rolling hills and rugged coastline from the influence of overdevelopment. It’s…

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Ursula Jacob Explores Kerry in Ireland's Tracks & Trails

Tune into RTE One / RTE Player on Friday 26th April at 7.30pm to watch former Wexford Camogie Player and RTE analyst Ursula Jacob discover two coastal trails in Co. Kerry on Series 11 of Ireland's Tracks & Trails. Throughout the series, well-known presenters explore trails throughout Ireland…

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The Local's Guide to Kerry

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.

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10 Breathtaking Walks That Won't Leave You Breathless

Kerry has some of the most beautiful landscapes you can find - and what better way to soak in that beauty than a leisurely stroll through some of Kerry’s most magical walkways and trails? Here’s a list of 10 walks which will leave you speechless, without leaving you breathless! Nestled in the Slieve…