Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

The Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is an extensive area within Kerry which as UNESCO defines - 'a learning place for sustainable development'. Connected to a worldwide network of biosphere reserves, the Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is an active, ongoing 'learning place' where a wide range of stakeholders, communities and use zones reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. 

The MacGillicuddy Reeks, Killarney National Park, ancient oak woodlands, the last remaining native Red Deer herd in Ireland and a cluster of small villages, communities and Killarney town all coexist within the various zones of the Kerry UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.





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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

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, representing what is best about the wild and natural landscapes of this…

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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…