Kenmare, Co Kerry is nestled at the mouth of the Kenmare Bay and is one of Ireland’s most unique Heritage Towns in the South West of Ireland. Kenmare’s origins date back to 1678 and to Oliver Cromwell, however, the area has more ancient roots. One of the largest stone circles in the South West of Ireland is in the town of Kenmare and shows occupation in the area going back to the Bronze Age (2,220-500 BC).
The town of Kenmare is ideally situated on two famous tourist trails – The Ring of Kerry and The Ring of Beara and very close to the Dingle Peninsula. The Ring of Kerry is known all over the world and follows the spectacular coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula. It is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in Ireland.
To the north of Kenmare is the Killarney National Park, 10,000 hectares of woodland and magical mountains, with spectacular views of the Lakes of Killarney.