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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.

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Hotels in Kenmare

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From US$95

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$115

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$112

3 Scotts Hotel Killarney

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

O'Donoghue Shop Street Map

Room Only Rates

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

From US$233

4 The Europe Hotel and Resort

5 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

Fossa, Killarney Map

Great Rates Available

The Europe Hotel and Resort Kerry County offers you a unique holiday experience, with the highest standards of accommodation, cuisine and recreation. GeneralProviding excellent meeting and banquet... More

The best hotel in the world
This is my third visit to the Europe hotel and I am only back home since yesterday ,I am already planning another visit . Anthony
24 Jun 2014
From US$113

5 Cahernane House Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Muckross Road Map

Offering a tranquil atmosphere, this property is an ideal place for exploring the outstanding natural beauty and untamed landscape of the mountains, lakes and woodland walks in Killarney. ... More

Cahernane is perfect!
This place is a gem at the edge of Killarney town. Super friendly staff, great sense of history in the house, great place to wander and explore. Cellar bar is lovely for bar food and drinks. Can't...
13 Apr 2014
From US$74

6 Riverside Hotel Killarney

4 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Muckross Road Map

Setting the standard for quality, service and hospitality, Killarney Riverside Hotel is a welcome haven of elegance and comfort. GeneralAfter a tiring day you can rejuvenate your mind and body at... More

Fantastic stay.
Loved the hotel. The location could not be better, less than a mile from town, we could walk home after night out! Our rooms were very comfortable, clean and quiet. Golfers seem to love this...
25 May 2015
From US$103

7 The Fairview

4 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

College Street Map

Great Rates Available

Prestigiously set in the heart of Killarney, the Fairview Killarney Hotel with contemporary interiors offers unmatched hospitality and is a charming getaway destination for visitors all over the... More

Lovely charming boutique hotel, well positioned in Killarney
Charming accommodation. Very pretty boutique homestead. Complimentary wifi worked well, & complimentary breakfast (inclusive of both hot meals and continental buffet) was a pleasant treat! Host...
4 Aug 2014
From US$82

8 The Glengarrif Park Hotel

3 stars
4.6 / 5

The village Map

Glengarriff Park Hotel Cork offers friendly, professional staff and quality accommodation for its guests. Glengarriff is well known for its scenery, surrounded by hills and mountains and blue seas,... More

From US$76

9 Westlodge Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Westlodge Hotel Map

Set within 30 acres of landscaped gardens and providing a warm as well as friendly service with modern conveniences, the Westlodge Hotel Cork is an ideal place for a wonderful and enjoyable... More

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