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The Best Things to Do in Kenmare

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Kenmare

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Parks · Historic Sites

Popular things to do in Kenmare

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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Gleninchaquin Park
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
Stone Circle
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. The town, whose name means "little nest," was founded in 1678 at the head of Kenmare Bay and boasts archeological remnants of its ancient roots. Though it was founded in the 17th century, the first settlement here goes back to the Bronze Age. Visit its stone circle (the largest in southwest Ireland), see Holy Cross Church, and take in bayside views. Be sure to walk the town streets lined with colorful buildings in search of great food and classic Irish pubs. In the build up to your vacation in Kenmare, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our Ireland road trip planning site.

Side trips from Kenmare

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Scenic Drive
Slea Head Drive Dingle Peninsula
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
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Island
Skellig Michael County Kerry
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Island
Garinish Island Glengarriff
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Scenic Drive
Ring of Kerry County Kerry
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Kenmare

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Outdoor Activity
Ring of Beara
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Old Kenmare Road
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Derreen Gardens
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Religious Site
Holy Cross Church
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Kenmare

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Lorge Chocolatier
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kenmare Soap Shop
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Skyline Gallery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hallisseys
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Kenmare

Park
Reenagross Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Verart Sculpture Garden
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Kenmare

Religious Site
St. Patrick's Church
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Site
Our Lady's Well
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Ring of Kerry Golf Club Templenoe
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Cork Whale Watch Union Hall
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Ruin
Gallarus Oratory Dingle
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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National Park
Gougane Barra National Forest Park Gougane Barra
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
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