Sitting at the head of Ireland’s longest bay lays the town of Kenmare.

Nestled between the Caha Mountains and the McGillicuddy Reeks and sitting at the head of Ireland’s longest bay lays the town of Kenmare. The tranquil little town offers a wealth of activities, cultural pursuits as well as top restaurants & entertainment.

Regardless of your interests Kenmare offers something for everyone. Its natural beauty offers many outdoor pursuits whether you are a historian or a sports fanatic, golfer, walker, cyclist, tri-athlete, runner, water enthusiast, music lover, theatre & arts aficionado Kenmare has it all.

Kenmare is a walkers paradise and caters for every level of walking. Kenmare and its hinterland is located on the Beara Peninsula and the Kerry Way offering visitors an extensive variety of graded walks.

There are two golf courses in Kenmare. Kenmare Golf Club, adjoining the Hotel grounds, is an 18 hole parkland course along the shores of Kenmare bay and the Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club, located 5 miles out of Kenmare on the Sneem Road.

Seafari Cruises & Star Outdoors Adventure Centre offer much entertainment for all the family. You can take a boat trip to see the areas surrounding Kenmare You might spot some seals! The scenery seen from the water is breath taking and well worth a visit.

The Carnegie Arts Centre was established in 2008 as a cultural centre for the people of South Kerry & the Beara Peninsula. It is envisaged as a hub for artists in the local community for present and future generations. Since its foundation in 1670 Kenmare, the “Jewel” in the Ring Of Kerry, has been a haven of artistic and cultural activity. The Centre aims to foster the creative arts in the local community and attract national and international performers to the splendid surrounds of Kenmare is a 2 minute walk from our front door.