Kerry Attractions...

The Old Barracks Heritage Centre, Cahersiveen.


The Old Barracks is now the Heritage Centre of Cahersiveen. Standing by the side of the river Fertha and the old railway line it has a commanding position in the area.

It was built to protect the British end of the transatlantic telegraph cable. In 1867, one year after the completion of the telegraph cable there was an ill fated attempt to capture and destroy the telegraph station after transmitting to the world that Ireland was free. Click here to find out more...

Sneem Geopark Centre, Co.Kerry


The Geopark Information Centre is located in South Square, Sneem, currently it contains two exhibitions: In the Geopark Centre there are geological representations on display including Quartz, various types of Sandstone, Coral Sand,Turf, Pyrite and Valentia Slate. Click here to find out more...

Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter), Co.Kerry


Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne (Corca Dhuibhne Regional Museum, www.westkerrymuseum.com), is situated in the tiny Gaelic-speaking village of Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter), 13 km (8 miles) west of Dingle. It is the ideal place to find out about the archaeology, history, culture and environment of the Dingle Peninsula before you go out to explore all the wonderful monuments, both natural and man-made, of the area. We have a great bookshop, and café with home baking, and the knowledgeable staff are delighted to answer all your questions, and can also suggest pleasant walking routes in the area, with guides to same. Click here to find out more...

Coolwood Wildlife Park, Coolcaslagh Killarney, Co. Kerry


Coolwood Wildlife Park in Killarney makes for a wonderful day out for adults as well as children. The park which is environmentally friendly and powered by a waterwheel, offers the best selection of exotic animals in Kerry. Click here to find out more...

Lartigue Monorail and Museum, Listowel, Co. Kerry


A celebration and partial re-creation of the world-famous Lartigue Railway that ran from Listowel to Ballybunion from 1886 to 1924

Experience the world's strangest railway:a three-railed 'monorail' invented by French engineer Charles Lartigue (inspired by camel-trains in Algeria) and operated here in North Kerry. Click here to find out more...

Ardfert Cathedral, Ardfert, Tralee, Co Kerry


St Brendan the Navigator founded a monastery at Ardfert in the 6th Century. The current cathedral dates from the 12 – 17th Century Click here to find out more...

Derrynane House, Caherdaniel, Co Kerry


Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O Connell, Lawyer, Politician & Statesman. Situated on 120 hectares of parklands on the scenic Kerry Coast, the house displays many relics of O Connell's life and career. Click here to find out more...

Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir/The Blasket Centre, Dun Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí


Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir / Blasket Island Centre, Dun Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí

The Blasket Islanders were evacuated from the Island in 1953, and this centre honours the unique community that lived on the Blasket Islands until 1953. Click here to find out more...

Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry


Situated (8 Miles) 12 kilometres off the coast of Portmagee in South West Kerry. Rising majestically from the sea Skellig Michael towers 714 feet (218 metres) above sea level. On the summit of the rock is a well preserved 6th Century monastic settlement. Click here to find out more...

Gallarus Oratory, Baile na nGall, Co Kerry


Gallarus Oratory, Baile na nGall, Co Kerry is the best example of an early Christian Oratory ,on the Dingle Peninsula. It is one of the most famous landmarks on Dingle Peninsula, also the oratory is completely made of stone, and in some way resembles an upturned boat.

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Listowel Castle, The Square, Listowel, Co Kerry


Listowel Castle, located right in the centre of Listowel town, is a partially restored 15th Century castle with a fascinating history:The castle was built in the 1400's by the Fitzmaurice's – a powerful Norman family. The Fitzmaurices were cousins of the Fitzgeralds, the 'Earls of Desmond', who ruled almost the whole province of Munster in South West Ireland. Click here to find out more...

Ross Castle, Killarney, Co. Kerry.


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Killarney National Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry


Killarney National Park lies to the south and west of Killarney town. This area of scenic beauty is famed for its mountains, lakes, and waterfalls. The woodlands here are in existence since the last glacial period and is the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland. Click here to find out more...

Valentia Island Lighthouse, Valentia, Co. Kerry


Valentia Island Lighthouse tours at Cromwell Point is a community initiative delivered by the Valentia Island Development Company in collaboration with Kerry County Council and the Commissioners of Irish Lights with the support of South Kerry Development Partnership. Click here to find out more...

Tetrapod Trackway, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry


The Tetrapod imprints are thought to date from Devonian times – somewhere between 350 and 370 million years ago. This site is of international significance as it represents the transition of life from water to land Click here to find out more...

Valentia Slate Quarry and Valentia Island Grotto, Valentia, Co. Kerry


Valentia Slate Quarry was first opened in 1816 to supply slates mainly for roofing and flooring. It also supplied gravestones to all the local cemeteries and because of the excellent quality of the slate (non porous with no impurities) Click here to find out more...

Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel, Co. Kerry


The Kerry Writers’ Museum is housed in a wonderfully restored 19th Century Georgian Residence in the heart of the Town. Brought to life by costumed characters and audio visual aids, you will be taken on a stimulating journey of discovery through the song and stories of our renowned Kerry Writers. Click here to find out more...