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.
- Kilgarvan Motor Museum
- Kenmare Bay Diving Centre
- 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 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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