The “little nest” of Kenmare is part of the famed Ring of Kerry, making it a prime stop for a spot of lunch and a pint. But before you go on your merry way, check out the area’s Bronze Age stone circle, one of the largest in southwest Ireland. The peaceful glens and streams of Gleninchaquin make a wonderful backdrop for a picnic, which you can work off on a walk along the Kenmare section of the Beara Way.
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Molly Gallivan’s cottage and traditional farm invites you to take a step back in time to experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences. Molly’s enchanting cottage is over 200 years old and her farm is complete with animals, fowl and traditional farm machinery. Molly’s old Tea Shop is very unique in Ireland, here you will taste locally made foods cooked and baked in the traditional fashion. We also hold traditional Irish evenings at Molly Gallivan’s cottage, these are nights of Irish food, music, song, dance and story telling, re-enacting the old customs that took place in Irish homes. Advanced booking is required for our Traditional Irish Evenings please contact us for availability and prices.
Had a tour of Molly's farm with a garden,donkey,pigs,chickens and grain.The original house,farm buildings still standing.Had an Irish Stew with bread made with soda and Apple crisp for desert.The wool for sweaters where beautiful..merino I think.The man and his wife were amazing and also had some moonshine.
4.5 based on 528 reviews
Small business. We also have a passion for nature, the countryside and conservation. We embrace both business & tourism in an effort to make your experience of Ireland a memorable one. We are a private park, we maintain everything at our own expense which is why we make a small charge on entry. There is much of Kerry that is inaccessible, our park offers access through well maintained paths together with facilities as you may expect at any attraction, washrooms, wheelchair access and much more. All of this takes funds to maintain and to enhance your experience here on Beara. We do however take exception to people who flout our not unreasonable requests such as not paying and arriving assuming they can drive straight in, ignoring our signage. If this is your attitude then you are not at all welcome and will be politely but firmly told to leave. B McCabe.
After an 8km drive on a narrow winding (donkey and cart) road with spectacular views, water, plantation, etc. we arrived at the parking lot of the reception area. Whilst we arrived with a blue/sunny sky half way on our 1st trail the heavens opened and we got quite soaked. Nevertheless, we were able to complete 1-1/2 trails prior to seeking refuge in the small tea room for a nice hot cup of coffee to warm up. Unfortunately, we were not equipped with the appropriate foot-wear (trainers) to continue on the other more challenging trails. Would highly recommend heavy duty wellies and/or trekking boots. The whole area is absolutely spectacular but, in my opinion, best enjoyed on a dry and sunny day to be able to utilize the picnic spots et al.
4.5 based on 88 reviews
We stopped by here after Reading the reviews, even though it was nearly 6 PM and the church was open. I was impressed at the beautiful design and the stained glass windows. One of the nicest and simplest churches we saw on our Ireland trip - a very pleasant sanctuary.
5 based on 40 reviews
Photography gallery in the heart of Kenmare, showcasing the work of local landscape photographer Norman McCloskey. Norman has been photographing the landscape of Kerry, West Cork and beyond for over 25 years and his passion is still growing for working here. The gallery shows a selection of beautifully printed and framed limited edition work and all are welcome to come and browse !
I visited Kenmare on a typical cold, wet, and dark August day the likes of which can only be found in Ireland. I noticed Norm's amazing photo of Skellig Michael in the window from a block away and immediately stopped in. I'm so glad I...MoreHi Abbey, thanks for your kind words. Lovely to meet you and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels ! Norman
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This is a charming and mysterious ca. 11th-century arch bridge, which somehow still stands. It actually has nothing to do with Cromwell as the name may derive from an Irish word. If you appreciate ancient architecture, this is well worth a visit. One can walk up over it, but even a close stroll is rewarding.
4.5 based on 57 reviews
The driveway of our rental house was directly across from the side entrance to this amazing park. Such a beautiful layout of paths - one along the bayside and one along the golf course. Unbelievable amount of foliage and greenery and trees. Also runs behind the lovely Park Hotel Kenmare which is also worth a stop into if only to enjoy the tranquil hotel lobby and sitting area that looks out over the park. We walked here several times during out 1 week stay and enjoyed it thoroughly. Definitely a hidden gem.
4 based on 127 reviews
Derreen is a woodland garden that has a selection of narrow paths leading to the sea. You can choose a short stroll of about 40 minutes or take all day discovering the 8 miles of paths. Many of the plants were brought back from the Himalayas by the Victorian plant hunters. There is a cafe selling lunch or a selection of delicious hand made cakes during the summer months.
I would suggest the walk along the waters edge, not too long walks but definitely bring a picnic this place is beautifulI'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a tea room too if you want a piece of cake next time?
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