Things to do in Kenmare

Top Things to Do in Kenmare

Things to Do in Kenmare

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  • ThePogueMahone
    NYC20 contributions
    Stopped on the way to Killarney in July 2022. Very nice little shop with attached traditional farmhouse. Ask for a bottle of milk for the lambs and take a walk up into the farm area - the kids will love it
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Gina S
    San Francisco, CA22 contributions
    For people who love natural beauty and want to avoid crowds, this is the place to go! There are hikes of varying lengths, ranging from strolls to view the amazing waterfall, to very challenging hikes that take a full day. We did the Valley Loop (yellow) trail, which took us about 5 hours and was the most beautiful hike we did in Ireland (and we had just finished a portion of the Beara Way). You need to be in good shape for that hike, with good waterproof boots. Since this is on private land, there's a small admission charge, but in return, the trails are well signed and marked.
    The drive from Kenmare is only about 45 minutes, but half of the drive is on a very small road (technically paved, although there's grass in the middle), so take it slow and be prepared to potentially back up if you meet another oncoming car.
    There's no cafe there, but when we were there, a local man had set up a cart with beverages and lovely lemon cakes, which were a welcome treat after the hike. The people there will gladly provide lots of information and advice on current trail conditions and walking options.
    Overall, this was one of our absolute favorite spots in Ireland!
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • jsheehan
    Limerick, Ireland109 contributions
    Myself and my son hiked across the route a few months back . Its an unspoilt area with some rugged terrain , but mostly pretty good under foot . The weather can be quite different higher up and its exposed so prepare well , its a number of hours to complete .
    Written 28 December 2020
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  • Brian W
    2 contributions
    A beautiful fern garden in a magnificent setting. Nice cafe and open air eating space. Entrance fee is somewhat pricey at Euro 14.50 per head. Overall a nice place to spend an hour walking through the gardens.
    Written 17 September 2021
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  • Judith M
    4 contributions
    Reenagrass Nature Park has mudflats with bird life and several trails. Park in the golf course lot, but avoid the steep walk down to the trails by entering the trails through the Park Hotel trails down toward the Kenmare river.
    We enjoyed the bird life, the trees, and the views over the estuary. Easy access and easy walk.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Bedouin29
    Sydney, Australia252 contributions
    Not outstanding but one assumes they are what they are said to be, not a large stone circle (stonehenge) but historically worrth a quick visit as are the Ferry Trees. May be it is the way the area is clean mowen that makes it look like a replica.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Bedouin29
    Sydney, Australia252 contributions
    We stumbled on this by accident, I wasn't sure how safe it was to walk over (and it wasn't easy to get on) but there appears to be a path at the top
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Bernie O
    Brigantine, NJ169 contributions
    The church is beautiful and was a very warm and welcoming place to attend Mass during our time in Kenmare. The architecture is wonderful.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Restless59
    Bournemouth, UK1,005 contributions
    I’ve been driving & camping with my bike & hiking boots for a week now and am loving just jumping onto different parts of The Beara Way Walk. It really is a very special area on the SWest coast of Ireland.
    For me personally I much prefer The Beara to the far more tourist route of The Ring of Kerry. It’s quieter the roads much smaller so no big tourist coaches and loads of groups of folks jumping on & off at certain points. This area is far more relaxed and peaceful. The coastline is actually quite different to the one further north more bays & tiny little coves rather than big Cliffs.
    Written 30 September 2019
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  • travellingbambi
    Dublin, Ireland49 contributions
    We left our Airbnb in Kenmare in search of Verart. We weren't disappointed. We veered off the main road in Bonane up a long winding road that led us to a white gate. The owner Besi met our extended family, including 4 kids aged 7-11yrs, and gave us a private tour of the grounds. A number of friendly dogs accompanied us. Besi and his wife Vera renovated a house here 20yrs ago and have filled the gardens with their own works of art and a wide variety of trees and plants. Afterwards we bought a souvenir, made our donations, then Besi kindly gave the kids a spin in his jeep. What a beautiful space deep in the Kerry countryside to spend an hour. Open 12-6pm. Well signposted from Bonane.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • scarke
    Dublin, Ireland954 contributions
    From my initial message re opening times to purchasing the fabulous Skellig image (beautifully framed) this was a fabulous experience. So friendly and professional. We cannot wait to hang our beautiful photo up on the wall !!
    Written 18 August 2021
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  • Máire H
    10 contributions
    This was a very pleasant visit to see beautiful craftmanship with gorgeous timber, The tables and chairs were particularly facinating- lovely cofee tables which would tempt you to buy a piece which would be a great talking point in your home. It's a place you could see yourself returning to again and again.
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • peggy
    10 contributions
    while visiting the town of Kenmare we stopped to visit the inside of this church. It was absolutely beautiful- the architecture, flooring, stained glass, vaulted ceilings, altars and more. Definitely worth a quick stop if visiting the town
    Written 1 October 2019
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  • BrooklynTom2014
    Brooklyn, NY50 contributions
    Kenmare's Lourdes! WE went her with quide and the litle grotto is most interesting with current use and maintained impeccably-the lore associated with the well is most interesting-definitely a spot to visit.
    Written 3 May 2019
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  • Mr C
    3,957 contributions
    Killowen Old Church is a Victorian neo gothic ruin on the edge of Kenmare town. An atmospheric ruin. The church is ruined and has no roof. The surrounding burial ground is very overgrown.
    Written 15 March 2019
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