Kenmare Bay Health & Leisure Club
Guests of the Kenmare Bay Hotel are encouraged to enjoy the extensive facilities available to energise and soothe both body and mind.
A full range of facilities includes:
- 18.5m Swimming Pool
- Children's pool
- Steam room & Sauna
- Fully equipped gym & weights room
- Facilities for people with disabilities
Call 064 66 79399
Located just 5 - 10 minutes drive from the hotel, Star Outdoors offers a range of water-based and land-based activities including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, water-skiing, archery, crazy golf, obstacle course, mountain bike track and more.
**Star Outdoors Summer Camps
Tues, Wed & Thus for kids 6-17years
* Full Day 10:00am to 4:00pm € 50pp / € 45 for siblings - lunch included
* Half day 10:00am to 1:00pm or 1:30pm to 4:00Pm - € 30pp
For bookings email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dromquinna Riding Stables
Catering for everyone that would like to discover the pleasure and freedom of horse riding along the Kenmare Bay, enjoy rides along the sea and through lush woodland, for all age groups.
Mystical Kayaking and Paddleboarding Tours, get a different view of Kenmare bay. Paddleboard tours and 8 person MEGA board activities run from Kenmare Pier with all equipment provided and low ratio expert guiding on every trip. Enjoy day trips with the seals and magical starlit night kayaking trips featuring bioluminescent sparkles. Families, hens, stags also catered for.
Seafari in Kenmare
Seafari Ireland cruises in Kenmare offer you and your family the opportunity to explore the exquisite wildlife of Kenmare Bay on one of Ireland’s seal-watching and eco-nature cruises. You will travel from Kenmare Pier, off the end of Henry Street out into Kenmare Bay and its scenic surroundings.
Bookings … Tel. 353 (0)64 6642059
Molly Gallivan’s 200 year old Cottage & Traditional farm is a family run Visitor Centre. At Molly Gallivan’s you will experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity & modern conveniences. Her farm is complete with animals, fowl & traditional farm machinery. On the farm you will also visit the ghostly ruins of a family dwelling from the era of the Great Famine and a Neolithic Stone Row that forms part of an ancient sun calendar. Experience 5000 years of history on a 500m walk.
Kenmare Stone Circle
Known locally as the The Shrubberies this stone circle lies in the town of Kenmare itself.
The Kenmare stone circle is one of the largest stone circles in south West Ireland measuring 17.4 x 15.8m (56 x 49ft) and unlike any other ring in Muster, this one is egg-shaped. Stone Circles were built during the bronze age (2,200 – 500 B.C.) believed to be for ritual and ceremonial purposes. They were often orientated on certain solar and lunar events , such as the position of the sun on the horizon on a solstice. The Kenmare stone circle is composed of 15 heavy boulders, At the centre is an impressive Boulder-Dolmen with a giant capstone (2m x 1.8m ). Dolmen's often marked the burial place of someone important. This style of burial appears to be restricted to the south Munster area, with apparently just one elsewhere in Ireland.
Muckross Farm Killarney
For a unique experience of old Ireland, Muckross Traditional Farms offers a peek into the past lives of those living in the countryside; where fetching a bucket of water from the well was a daily chore and cooking was done on a roaring open fire, as electricity was yet to be introduced.
Back in the 1930’s and 1940’s, the only horsepower consisted of the four legged kind and was used to carry out all the farming activities using traditional machinery – this work can still be seen today and there is a dedicated group of individuals who only use the traditional methods to work the land – the Irish Working Horse Association. The life of a farmer was governed more so back then by the seasons and weather.
You can visit three separate farm dwellings, each housing farm machinery and animals; small medium and large. Each dwelling is fully furnished with traditional furniture, dressers, beds and at the heart of every Irish home, a kitchen with an open fire. Inside each cottage is a traditional ‘bean an tí’, woman of the house who will have you tasting the wonderful traditional Irish soda bread; made and cooked right in front of you on the fire.
The final building on the tour is Muckross Schoolhouse; it was built to resemble many typical rural Irish schools from circa 1910. The school is divided into two rooms with a large antique folding door; traditionally each teacher would have several classes going on in the one room.
The children will be entertained for the whole trip as there are animals around every corner and a special petting area. Nearing the end of the route is Muckross Playground – this is fun for kids of all ages. There are also picnic benches to enjoy some lunch or light refreshments.