Kerry – Southwest of Ireland
Kerry holidays are perfect for tourists looking to enjoy a trip into an area which is considered the most naturally beautiful in the whole of Ireland. Families and couples can enjoy exploring and hiking through the countryside over summer. The many towns through Kerry County are full of history and intrigue and invite tourism all year round.
Kerry Airport is found in the middle of county just south of Tralee and north of Killarney, two of the well known towns in Kerry. With the airport centrally located you will find that transfers to the furthest regions on Kerry holidays won’t take much more than an hour.
In the larger towns you will find various options when it comes to accommodation. Hotels are rated around 3 stars offering a warm and comfortable environment to enjoy your holiday. There are also some exceptional 5 star luxury hotels which include spa facilities if you are looking to spoil yourself on Kerry holidays. Hostels and B&B’s are the popular choice for backpackers and those looking for a budget holiday. Most accommodation puts you in a great position to explore the great countryside.
Public transport is available right through the county on Kerry holidays allowing you to visit as many towns and areas as possible. Taxis are also available in the towns.
Kerry – Sightseeing & Activities
The natural beauty is the key reason why people enjoy Kerry holidays so frequently and the most notable way to enjoy it is via the Ring of Kerry. Places of interest which you will encounter include the Muckross Traditional Farms and the Muckross Abbey. The Torc Waterfall is another natural gem you will see, make sure your cameras are at the ready. Killarney National Park is one of the last stops on your way round the Ring of Kerry which has the likes of Upper Lake to enjoy.
Another place of interest on Kerry holidays is the Skellig Michael which is an island found off the west coast of Ireland. Visiting the island can be achieved via a boat ride which takes around 30 minutes or so. The steep paths make the island very unique. While there you can explore the remains of a 6th century monastic settlement. Yet another experience you should consider is hiking through the Gap of Dunloe which is within the Purple Mountains outside of Killarney.
If you are consider shopping on Kerry holidays then you will find shops in the towns selling clothes, jewellery and perfumes from popular international brands. The souvenirs available are a fantastic way to mark you journey and experiences through the county and its fascinating landscape.
Kerry – Cuisine & Nightlife
You won’t be short of a place or two to eat during the day or night in one of the towns in Kerry County. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from on an evening which will serve traditional Irish dishes along with various British favourites. Those on Kerry holidays will also find places specialising in Italian, Indian and Chinese cuisine. During the day there are many cafes and taverns which serve meals and light bites. The hotels in the region will also provide food for guests, though the quality of accommodation will define the extent of the menu.
A typical Irish night out will start at one of the traditionally themed pubs where Guinness is the drink of choice. There will be pubs and in the larger towns as well as bars too. Live music can be found in many places on an evening. Nightclubs are open throughout the year which means that you can enjoy a late night out in Kerry County.
Kerry – Weather & Climate
The weather in the west of Ireland can be cold and chilly for much of the year with summer providing warmth for some part. If you decide to travel in the summer the weather will be much better for those looking to explore the natural beauty of the region. Summer brings days full of sunshine and temperatures well over 20°C.
Autumn in Kerry County is can be quite chilly, especially at night. Winter will be cold both day and night, but for people travelling here during this that time of year will be well aware of the weather. Spring see’s the temperatures pick up in advance of summer. Each season in Kerry has its own charm and attraction making anytime the perfect time for a visit.