"Like Killarney, its bigger and more commercial cousin to the north, Kenmare is one of those picture-perfect Irish towns that seems to have more brightly painted shops and pubs than parking spaces. It is just off the Ring of Kerry, the road around a southwestern peninsula that attracts innumerable tourist buses for its jaw-dropping scenery." New York Times
Kenmare is a lively, picturesque town, only a 10 minute drive from Kerry Coast House. It is known throughout Ireland as a great town for good food and atmosphere. It is an ideal point from where to tour The Ring of Kerry - a 179-km-long circular tourist route in County Kerry. From Kenmare, the road follows around the Iveragh Peninsula passing through the lovely villages of Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen, and Glenbeigh through to the famous tourist town of Killarney.
Popular points include Muckross House, Derrynane House, home of Daniel O'Connell, Ross Castle, beautiful lake views within Killarney National Park. Major attractions along the Ring of Kerry include Gap of Dunloe, Kerry Woollen Mills, Rossbeigh Beach, Staigue Fort, Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall and The Blue Pool and much, much more.