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48 Hours in Kerry

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Experience County Kerry on the majestic Wild Atlantic Way, its gloriously moody landscapes, dramatic headlands and crashing waves. You’ll remember the roar of the ocean long after your visit.

Discover charming towns and villages with brightly painted houses, traditional pubs, colourful shopfronts and an endless number of places to visit in Kerry.

Travel the curving country roads and narrow mountains paths of this stunning county, you’ll soon understand why it’s christened The Kingdom, Kerry stands proudly on the Wild Atlantic, bordered by Cork and Limerick.

Kerry is a wonderful county to travel to ideally located for all modes of transport and we encourage you to enjoy your experience as you journey, whether by land, sea, rail, road, coach or car, there is always something.

Make the most of your time by using Kerry Airport, with its direct connections from Dublin, London and world-wide, or travel from Shannon International Airport set on the Wild Atlantic Way, travel along the Shannon Estuary to Kerry.

Day One

Blennerville Windmill

Arrive to your airport, whether Kerry or Shannon where you will receive a warm welcome and set off to explore Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way and sample the celebrations and experiences on offer, we suggest that all visits to Kerry should include a trip to it’s capital Tralee.

Known internationally for the annual Rose of Tralee festival and is a quaint slice of old Ireland and an ever-evolving social and cultural hub, visit the Kerry County Museum, it gives a wonderful overview and time line of the county, as it charts the history of country and county over 7,000 years.

With spectacular views of the Slieve Mish and Stack’s Mountains, enjoy this beautiful part of Ireland. Have breakfast in one of Tralee’s cosy cafés and set yourself up for a day of exploring. Try some savoury pancakes or a traditional fry-up. Stop for a coffee and watch the world go by.

Take a trip to the weekly farmer’s market, sample artisan foods. Find almost every cuisine on the charming streets, Clear the cobwebs and enjoy a bracing walk on Banna Strand on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Banna Strand is located at Ardfert, and stretches from Ballyheigue Beach in the north to Barrow Beach in the south. It is an extensive sandy beach of major ecological interest.

Banna Strand is an extensive sandy beach north of Tralee. It has an extensive dune system which is protected and is a designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Banna Strand has a place in Irish history for its ill-fated landing of arms by the executed Sir Roger Casement in the run-up to the 1916 Easter rebellion and this has been celebrated in song by the famous Banna Strand ballad.

Return to your accommodation and enjoy a festival evening, great food and make sure to sample local food and drinks, a wide array to be had.

Day Two

Mountains with Snow on them - Photo Credit Killarney Attractions Hub

After breakfast, take your leave of Tralee and enjoy some of the highlights of Kerry, explore Killarney National Park, the jewel in Kerry’s crown where you will discover an expanse of rugged mountain landscape, it is a spectacular, world-renowned lakes and a distinctive combination of woodlands, waterfalls and nature.

Killarney House and Gardens have been carefully restored to their former glory and today you can enjoy a tour of the historic rooms. A new interpretive exhibition is the gateway to Killarney National Park and lead you to discover more about this beautiful landscape and the work to protect it.

Muckross Traditional Farms are a favourite, The Traditional farms at Muckross offer an experience of what life was like in the Irish countryside during the 1930s and 1940s prior to rural electrification and widespread mechanisation. The award-winning farms include cottages, farm animals, fresh bread and butter making. The Farms include a small, a medium-sized and a large holding. There is also a Labourer’s Cottage, Carpenter’s Workshop, Blacksmith’s Forge and a schoolhouse. Enjoy lunch here.

Experience the bustling vibe of the narrow streets of Killarney, home to a number of shops and historic sites. Enjoy shopping and experience Killarney Brewing an independent craft brewery, tour and tasting with delicious food in their tap room and return to your accommodation.


With your Complimentary Festival accreditation; during your stay in Kerry, you can attend any one of our 10 ‘Pop-Up Spectacles’ in various towns and villages throughout Kerry. Visit any of Kerry’s 10 seasonal Festivals such as ‘Dingle Food Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Quest Adventure Race, Architecture Kerry, Kerry Film Festival, Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival or the National Circus Festival.

Attend the various Sports & Recreational events taking place, attend a family clan gathering or engage with our business events including TEDx Tralee. Regardless, there is something for everyone when you visit Kerry this October as part of ‘An Turas Mór’ (Irish for The Big Journey’) – Homecoming Kerry Festival.

Simply get in touch with us today to help plan your trip, a warm Kerry welcome awaits.

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