Self Catering Holiday Homes in Kenmare

Kenmare is situated on the shores of Kenmare Bay near the point where the River Blackwater enters the sea, in south east Co. Kerry in the south of Ireland. The town of Kenmare was the first in Kerry to be designated a Heritage Town. It has a reputation for excellent restaurants and has become a great centre for water sports, often hosting various triathlons throughout the year. The town has a number of galleries and craft shops together with friendly traditional pubs and coffee shops. The nearest sandy beach to the town is the stunning Derrynane which is approx 45Km away.

The Star Sailing & Adventure Centre is located just outside Kenmare on the shores of Kenmare Bay and offers a wide variety of water sports including sailing, kayaking, canoeing, pedal boats, water trampoline & slide and also cruises along the local coast. They also have extensive land based activities including soccer and archery. The centre has excellent amenities to cater for both families and groups, having a children’s play area, bar and seafood restaurant on site. Kenmare Dive Centre is based Kilmackillogue Harbour and offers courses for all levels of diver, supplying all necessary equipment.

Fishing in Kenmare, Co. KerryThe area is popular with fishermen with sea angling boat trips available from Killowen, spring salmon, grilse and sea trout in the Blackwater River and good stocks of brown trout and sea trout in Uragh Lough and Inchiquin Lake, just south of Kenmare.

Sightseeing boat trips are available from Kenmare Angling & Sightseeing Cruises  which tour the bay and nearby coast which is home to seals and dolphins as well as a wide variety of sea birds. Seafari Fun Eco-Nature &  Seal Watching Cruises also take visitors around the bay and out to the extensive seal colony.

There are a number of excellent golf courses near to Kenmare such as the Ring of Kerry Golf Course, Kenmare Golf Club and Killarney Golf & Fishing Club.

The traditional pubs in Kenmare often have impromptu sessions of Irish music. In fact the town is home to the Kerry Hills Traditional Music School which offers both group and private lessons in tin whistle, flute, guitar, tenor banjo, fiddle and sean-nós singing incorporating various cultural influences such as the Irish language, mythology and socio-political history.

The town has an interesting heritage centre and lace museum and there is a newly opened heritage park at near by Bonane which shows a traditional cottage and farm.

Kenmare’s situation linking the picturesque ‘Ring of Kerry’ and dramatic ‘Ring of Beara’ makes it an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and tourists with biyycle hire available in the town.

Our self catering accommodation in Kenmare is the perfect base from which to enjoy all this quaint town has to offer and from which to explore the surrounding countryside.