County Kerry, one of the most scenic areas in Ireland, is based in the south-west region of the country facing the Atlantic ocean and offers wild, scenic landscapes, including rugged mountains, peninsulas, enchanting islands, and lakes. Wherever your holiday cottage in County Kerry is based, you will be treated with the charming landscape with the backdrop of the Atlantic coastline. Ideal not only for lovers of the outdoors and nature, but also culture, this area is particularly significant due to it's consistently strong Irish heritage. County Kerry has preserved the Irish language, as well as the traditional music, songs and dances that belong to the country.
Stay in a holiday home on the Dingle peninsula - the northernmost point of the other central peninsulas in County Kerry and also boasting Inch Beach – a three mile stretch of sand with the surrounding mountains. Consider staying in Kenmare accommodation – a quaint, small town located at the head of Kenmare Bay. The town also lies on the popular tourist route, the “Ring of Kerry” - this is almost 180km of a circular route, passing through the most scenic and popular sights for visitors. Popular stops include the Killarney National Park, inside of which lies Muckross Abbey, while the Muckross House Estate is nearby. In addition, the Torc Waterfall at the base of Torc Mountain is located in the park, while the 15th Century Castle Ross can also be found. Be sure not to miss the Gap of Dunloe and Skellig Michael. The Gap of Dunloe is a particularly rugged and scenic mountain pass that shouldn't be missed. The pass, approximately 11km from north to south, include five lakes and can be hiked or cycled.
County Kerry holiday homes: the coastline is waiting
For those ready to brave the Atlantic, dive sites can be found immediately surrounding Skellig Michael.Skellig Michael is one of the two Skellig Islands, on which there was once a Christian Monastery. Access to Skellig Michael can be reached by boat between May and October, with various tours available. Popular dive spots and some of the best in Ireland also include Brandon Point and the Blasket Islands. Here divers of all abilities are able to discover the underwater world encompassing the areas. Perhaps search for County Kerry holiday accommodation near Ballyferriter - a peaceful Irish-speaking village, or Castlegregory located on the Maharees peninsula.
Whilst enjoying Ireland, why not try out the local cuisine - being on the Atlantic Coast, County Kerry is able to offer fresh seafood whilst the country itself is also home to one of the most popular spirits in the world – Irish whiskey. There is plenty more to see on the island– holiday apartments in Cork are popular with visitors - one of the largest cities on the island and built on the River Lee. Cork is approximately 2 hours from County Kerry.