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- Steve and Frances were not only amazing hosts, but they took us back in time as we sat in the little cottage and watched Frances make bread to cook in the hearth. Then Mike offered us a taste Poitin as we learned about the incredible Molly Gallivan and with what courage and creativity she kept her family going amidst tough times. The best part was lunch in the converted barn--delicious homemade soup and bread on a rainy day and Mike sang us some Irish songs. Great experience and would definitely recommend visiting!Written 27 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was one of the best experiences we had in Ireland. We hiked the Upper Valley trail and it was absolutely beautiful. A little wet but still manageable with waterproof shoes/boots. So serene and isolated from the rest of the world. Truly a little piece of heaven. 100% recommended if you are in the area.Written 24 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Amaxing views even on a windy day, be sure to do the Healy Pass and drop in to Helen's bar in Killmacalogue....fabulousWritten 20 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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
- Really lovely gardens with many tropical plants here on the Beara Peninsula. Nice walks, good views along the waters edge, very well developed & definitely a bit different. The cafe has outdoor seating & is well shaded if it's either rainy or sunny. Lovely cakes, especially the carrot cake!! Very nice friendly staff & you can also buy plants here which we took advantage of too. Would definitely seek out this lovely area which passes a couple of hours very pleasantly.Written 20 August 2022
- 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
- We folowed the misterious signs and were more than astonished by the beauty of this unique magical hidden gem. Truly worth a visit. My favourite place in all of Ireland. The couple that created it are the most beautiful art in this wonderful garden. Thank you ✨️Written 6 September 2023
- I was surprised by the interior of this lovely church since we had seen so many churches in Ireland, so what’s one more. However, this one is unique in that the wood ceiling has these carved figures that stand out against the white plaster. Beautiful stained glass windows add to the ambiance. The exterior is also beautiful, set in a lovely square right downtown. Definitely stop by and check it out.Written 10 May 2023
- My daughter and I stopped in this gallery to see the amazing photographs of Mr. McCloskey. There were so beautiful that we had to buy one. There was not one in stock, so Barry made arrangements to have one printed and brought to our hotel, as we were leaving the next day. Wonderful service and great photographs.Written 18 April 2023
- Discovered this site after we saw the advertisement in the square.
Large car park which had a few campervans parked up, €2 each into the honesty box, and you can write a wish and tie the label onto the hawthorn tree.
FantasticWritten 2 October 2023
- We enjoyed getting away from the busy sidewalks in town and walking through this park. It has parts in the trees and some along the water. It was very quiet and nice to listen to the birds as we walked.Written 1 May 2023
- 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 topWritten 12 August 2022
- 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
- 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
- The Poor Clares helped many destitute children and brought their lace-making skills to Kenmare. The history of these selfless ladies is nice to hear, given all the negative religious feedback of recent years. Well done to them!Written 16 July 2019
Frequently Asked Questions about Kenmare
- The best day trips from Kenmare according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Private Full-Day Ring of Kerry Tour
- Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs from Kenmare.
- Private Tour:Ring of Kerry,Kerry Cliffs, starting in (from) Killarney
- Private Tour. Ring of Kerry from Cork
- Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Sneem and Parknasilla.
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