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Scenic Drive
Slea Head Drive , Dingle Peninsula
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Cruise past stunning natural landscapes along Slea Head Drive, a circular driving route that begins and ends in Dingle. Start your journey dr
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Island
Skellig Michael , County Kerry
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Visit Skellig Michael, the larger of the two Skillig Islands, to see the natural beauty and the famous ruins of early religious settlement. T
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Historic Walking Area
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Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm provides a chance to explore Irish farm life before electricity. Visit the cottage, a small yet i
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Gleninchaquin Park , Kenmare
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At Gleninchaquin Park, a family-owned park and farm, you can enjoy a day of exploring natural beauty and stunning landscapes. This long valle

Kenmare

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Historic Walking Areas · Parks · Historic Sites
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. The town, whose name means "little nest," was founded in 1678 at the head of Kenmare Bay and boasts archeological remnants of its ancient roots. Though it was founded in the 17th century, the first settlement here goes back to the Bronze Age. Visit its stone circle (the largest in southwest Ireland), see Holy Cross Church, and take in bayside views. Be sure to walk the town streets lined with colorful buildings in search of great food and classic Irish pubs. In the build up to your vacation in Kenmare, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Ireland road trip planning site.

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Where to stay in Kenmare

Stay a while in the enchanting and colorful town of Kenmare, which has dozens of bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and hotels. The most prevelant form of lodging are the traditional Irish bed and breakfasts, many of which are located in the town's center. Here you will also find a hostel and old-fashioned homes that offer accommodations. If you are in the mood for a deluxe getaway, consider renting out a large estate outside of town.
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