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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

1 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

2 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

3 The River Lee Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 11 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

No water
It is a beautiful hotel in a great location. However on the day of check out there was no water in our room to shower, wash our teeth or use the toilet before we checked out. We didn't ring front...
23 Dec 2014

4 Imperial Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 5 reviews

SOUTH MALL Map

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Imperial Hotel Cork is a haven of tranquility located in the centre of Ireland's second city. Close to all shopping amenities and financial districts the hotel is an ideal place to relax after a... More

Ideal City Centre Hotel
Got the bus from the airport and walked around the corner from the bus station to the hotel, very easy checking it. No safe in the room which worried me. Room comfortable and clean, would stay...
1 Jul 2015

5 Clayton Hotel Silver Springs

4 stars
5.0 / 5 7 reviews

Tivoli Map

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The Silver Springs Moran Hotel is situated just five minutes from Cork City centre and within a few minutes' drive of Cork International airport. It is a renowned event and conference venue with... More

6 Jurys Inn Cork

3 stars
3.8 / 5 6 reviews

Anderson'S Quay Map

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Being an ideal place in the city of Cork, Jurys Inn Cork Hotel offers a warm welcome, relaxing atmosphere and convenient facilities to make your stay a memorable one. GeneralThis hotel offers... More

New Clean and most central
Central location..was on foot so car parking not required. Clean and modern hotel-new in all respects.
28 Apr 2015

7 The Rochestown Park Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 9 reviews

Rochestown Road Douglas Cork City Map

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The stunning Rochestown Park Hotel Cork City is housed in one of Ireland's most notable historical houses dating back to the early 1900s. The property is excellently situated close to major road... More

8 Fels Point (formerly Carlton Hotel Tralee)

4 stars
3.9 / 5

Dan Spring Road Map

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Offering all the modern comforts as well as exceptional services, Carlton Hotel Tralee invites the guests for a cosy stay. Irish National Folk Theatre, Siamsa Tire are the attarctions. ... More

9 Hotel Clybaun Galway

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
Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency. Taxes may be payable in addition.
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