Kerry town guide
Without doubt the Kerry region is one of the most attractive holiday areas in the whole of Ireland. The Ring of Kerry offers some of the best of Ireland's mountain, glen and coastal scenery, with great views across to the Dingle Peninsular. The spectacular coastline rewards the visitor not only with fantastic seascapes, but also with the opportunity for shore or deep-sea fishing.
With a hire car the visitor can tour round Magillicuddys Reeks, this proud range contains the highest mountain in Ireland Carrauntoohil, over three thousand feet high, the sentinel of a region of many rivers and lakes.
The centre of Kerry, the Kingdom tells the story of Ireland over seven thousand years. Away from the magnificent coast, Crag Cave is a wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites over one million years old.
Killarney could be described as the jewel of Kerry, standing as it does by the shores of Lough Learne and on the border of the Killarney National Park. Within the National Park stands Muckross House with its beautiful Gardens. This old House forms the focal point of the National Park while also serving as a major tourist attraction for the area. Adjoining the House are the world famous Muckross Gardens and Arboretum.
Not far from Killarney stands Tralee, famous in folk song circles for The Rose of Tralee and one time an important railway town with the restored Tralee and Dingle Railway still operating a tourist service at Blennerville.