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Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare, a small town located in County Kerry, Ireland, is one of the country’s top tourist destinations. Kenmare was founded in 1670 and has been so well preserved that Ireland’s tourist board named the town the first Heritage Town in Kerry. Kenmare is renowned for its fine cuisine and countless pubs.

Kenmare Attractions

  • Kilgarvan Motor Museum
  • Marketplace
  • Kenmare Bay Diving Centre

Kenmare Activities

  • Watch the Kenmare Kestrels Basketball Club in action
  • See sheepdog demonstrations and bottle-feed lambs at Kissane Sheep Farm
  • Purchase unique lace gifts at the Kenmare Lace and Design museum and craft shop

Kenmare Climate

Kenmare experiences a temperate oceanic climate, with temperatures seldom falling lower than -3°C in winter or exceeding 22°C in summer. Due to the mountainous area in which County Kerry resides, Kenmare experiences some of the greatest precipitation levels in the whole of Ireland. Rainfall is more likely to occur during winter months than summer months.

Getting There & Around:

The nearest airport to Kenmare is Kerry Airport, which is a 50-minute drive from the town. At the airport, tourists can rent a car through one of the many car rental companies available, including Avis, Irish Car Rentals, Budget and Dooley Car Rentals. The large international airports in close proximity to Kenmare include Cork Airport, located 75 km away, Shannon Airport, 102 km away, and Galway Airport, 164 km away.

Bus Éireann offers long-distance and local bus travel in Kenmare.

Hotels in Kenmare

Recommended hotels

From US$84

1 Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort

3 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Kenmare Town Map

Offering warm welcome and comfortable accommodation, Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is an ideal place for a pleasant as well as a relaxing stay. GeneralThis hotel offers well-appointed ballrooms,... More

overnight stay
nice hotel and staff. however I was charged twice for the room. once by website through my credit card and also charged when checking out in the morning from the hotel and had to pay cash. would be...
14 Oct 2014
From US$130

2 O Donnabhains Guesthouse

3 stars
4.0 / 5

10 Henry Street Map

O Donnabhains Guesthouse Kenmare invites travellers to its comfortable and welcoming accommodations set in an authentic Irish pub in Kenmare. The family-run property places guests less than a... More

From US$53

3 Clybaun Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 5 reviews

Clybaun Road Map

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Assuring courteous service and quality amenities, the Hotel Clybaun Galway prides itself as an ideal location for business and leisure travellers. GeneralHotel Clybaun Galway Galway features a... More

Great hotel
Hotel was perfect for our stay and staff and amenities was spot on. Look forward to returning.
14 Apr 2015
From US$73

4 The Metropole Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 5 reviews

Maccurtain Street Map

Charming, intimate and distinctive, The Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork prides itself on uncompromising levels of service. GeneralThe Gresham Metropole Hotel features 12 well-equipped meeting rooms... More

Business trio
This is a functional hotel which happens to be in an excellent city centre location - apart from that it just a place that you can use
10 Jul 2014
From US$64

5 Kilmurry Lodge Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews

Dublin Road, Castletroy, Map

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Assuring a pleasurable stay and offering unparalleled services, the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel is a perfect location while visiting Limerick for business or pleasure. GeneralOffering well appointed... More

Nice Hotel. Nice stay. Bar staff could have been more accommadating after a long drive.
19 Sep 2015
From US$115

6 The River Lee Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 13 reviews

Western Road Map

Advance Purchase

The River Lee Hotel Cork makes for an ideal base for discovering the many charms of Cork with its deluxe accommodations, picturesque location and friendly attentive service. Guests at the chic... More

Cork stay
Hotel really nice in great location. Nice restaurants/bars close by and just 10 minute walk to the city centre Highly recommend it
18 Aug 2015
From US$75

7 The Connacht Hotel Galway

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews

19 Dublin Road Map

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The Connacht Hotel Galway is situated in the heart of Galway city offering quality service and comfortable lodging. Galway is famous for its great shopping and good food including a great nightlife... More

The Connacht Hotel Galway 5 star family Sumner break.
The welcome in the hotel was fantastic we got down there at ten in the morning as my daughter had a summer camp to attend and after leaving Donegal at half five in the morning driving down I was...
9 Jul 2014
From US$78

8 Scotts Hotel Killarney

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

O'Donoghue Shop Street Map

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Offering excellent services and convenient facilities, Scotts Hotel Killarney is a perfect venue to reside for a pleasant stay. GeneralThis property offers well-appointed conference room for... More

Great experience
Fantastic location if you want access to the shops and to experience the atmosphere of the town centre. Awesome breakfast included in the tariff.
30 Aug 2015
From US$65

9 The Imperial Hotel

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Eyre Square Map

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Boasting an impressive location and exuding a warm, comfortable atmosphere, The Imperial Hotel is flanked by a whirl of activity that the city offers and also provides every modern comfort to... More

Nice Brief stopover
Great hotel. Quick check in & good service. Room was wonderful included breakfast right on Eyre square at a good price. No parking on site but staff directed us to a close parking station which...
15 Aug 2014
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