Kenmare in County Kerry is one of Ireland’s most visited towns and it’s with little wonder. We bring you the top attractions in this tourist mecca which are sure to have you returning time and time again…
Molly Gallivans Cottage and Traditional Farm Visitor centre located in Bonane just a few miles from Kenmare. You will be treated to an audio visual presentation which depicts rural life in Ireland before the days of electricity. Visit Molly’s cottage which is over 200 years old before taking a stroll to her farmyard . Here you will witness farming as it was in days of yore, with many of the older traditions on display for all to see.
Seafari eco tours in Kenmare Bay provide you with the opportunity to travel to one of the largest seal colonies in Ireland. Watch otters at play and view various species of birds and wildlife. The crew on this spectacular nature trip will show you the historical sites surrounding Kenmare Bay. Tea and other refreshments are also served on board.
Adopt a Sheep: Kissane Sheep Farm. If you would like to visit an authentic Irish Sheep Farm and in the process adopt a sheep , then this is a must visit for you. The aim is to preserve the heritage of mountain sheep in The Moll’s Gap area, near Kenmare. This will ensure the survival of the heritage of a traditional family farm in this fascinating area. Visitors are also treated to sheep shearing demonstrations, while the kids may bottle feed the orphan pet lambs.
Outdoor Adventure: If you fancy an active outdoors adventure , then a day at star outdoors may just be for you. Water sports enthusiasts will especially love the kayaking, canoeing and sailing. Also on offer are speed boat rides, and for the kids the water trampoline and slides prove to be a huge hit. Those of you who prefer to keep your toes dry may avail of the “Star of Kenmare” boat cruise. This trip takes in some of the finest scenery in the area from which you can enjoy the local wildlife.
Gleninchaquin Park: Enjoy breath-taking views over the lakes and Kenmare Bay. Host to some of the most stunning scenery in Ireland, this idyllic valley makes for an ideal day trip destination where visitors can walk across log bridges through rock passages. Take some pictures near the 140 metre waterfall and then continue your walk around woodland, streams and lakes.
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