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The Cork/Kerry Region is a land of extremes, from rich rolling fields, brooding, isolated mountains, wild seascapes and craggy shorelines to some of the most beautiful gardens of sub tropical shrubs and blooms you can find anywhere.  It is a subtle mix of many ingredients, of influences of other countries, of landscape and weather, of history and optimism.   You can find a flavour of these influences in the festivals, activities and businesses throughout the region. 

 

Whether it’s the old traditions handed down through the unique language, the music, song and dance or the local artists. Or taste the modern flavours and the influences of the outside world in our vibrant cities and towns.  Meet the people of Cork & Kerry and attend the music or storytelling festivals, or enjoy a day at the races. Join in and create some great memories.  

 

Let the road guide you from the modern City of Cork or towns such as Killarney or Tralee to the quieter towns of West Cork or the Dingle Peninsula.  Wherever you go you will find welcoming places to stay where the food is delicious and made from the best of local produce. There is a multitude of things to do in Cork & Kerry from well marked looped walking trails, around heritage towns or glorious gardens. Take to a boat and visit spectacular islands and watch whales, sharks or dolphins frolic in the warm waters. 

 

Try your hand at catching some of the best salmon and trout on the Loughs and lakes inland. Take a moment out and savour the variety and subtlety of Cork & Kerry. It’s so good even the locals keep coming back! Things to do: Visit Cork City – Experience The English Market and relive the visit of Queen Elizabeth & Ring the Bells of Shandon. Enjoy a boat trip to Fungie – Ireland friendliest Dolphin who resides in Dingle Bay. Kiss the Blarney Stone and acquire the Gift of the Gab! Visit Muckross House and Muckross Traditional Farms and Explore Killarney National Park and The Lakes of Killarney, enclosed water buses depart from Ross Castle. Visit Cobh and follow the Titanic Trail and pop in and see the Cheetahs & Giraffes at Fota Wildlife Park.

 

Take a step back in time and follow the Blackwater Valley Heritage Trail – 22 heritage sites dotted throughout the valley including Labbacallee a 3500 year old megalithic tomb. Sign up for a cookery course or visit the Skellig Chocolate Factory and see  more than 60 different varieties of truffles they rotate flavours with the seasons! Take a ferry and visit Sherkin Island and Cape Clear Island off the West Cork Coast. Visit the Charming town of Kinsale, the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Visit the newly opening (end of March) Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre - it provides a window on the diverse and spectacular Tralee Bay Nature Reserve from Tralee to the Maharee Islands.   

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Dromhall Hotel4 Star

Muckross Road Killarney , Co. Kerry   064 6639300

The Randles Family have been welcoming guests to The 4* Dromhall Hotel for over 50 years. Within easy walking distance of the Town Centre, this Killarney gem was completely...

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Killarney Royal Hotel4 Star

College Street Killarney , Co Kerry   64 6631853

Killarney’s most central & charming boutique hotel.  Killarney Royal is a proudly independent, family run property located in the heart of Killarney Town. The...

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Castlerosse Hotel and Holiday Homes3 Star

Lakes of Killarney Killarney , Co Kerry   064 6631144

The Castlerosse Hotel Killarney is the perfect place to relax and chill out. This Killarney hotel is beautifully situated on the shores of the Lakes of Killarney, just 2km from...

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Quality Hotel & Leisure Club3 Star

Clonakilty West Cork ,    023 8836400

The Quality Hotel is located in the heart of Clonakilty.  It is an ideal base for touring the West Cork region which is blessed with some of Ireland’s most...

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Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens4 Star

Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens Clonakilty , Co. Cork   023 8833258

Fernhill is ideally situated to tour beautiful West Cork and Clonakilty. Amazing food, gorgeous bedrooms, landscaped gardens, clean, friendly and family run. You will love...

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Dingle Spring Break4 Star

Golden Ireland ,    064 6636765

Golden Ireland Breaks are back, and this time we have a new and exciting 3 Day Package to Dingle, Co. Kerry.  National Geographic once called it “the most...

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The Lake Hotel Killarney4 Star

Lake Shore, Muckross Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry. , V93 RR59   064 6631035

At The Lake Hotel we pride ourselves on offering a truly Irish welcome, a tradition that has been fine-tuned over many years by the hotel owners, the Huggard family. As a...

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Scotts Hotel Killarney4 Star

Town Centre Scotts Street , Killarney, Co Kerry   064 6631060

If you are looking for a break away, look no further than Scotts Hotel in Killarney, which has everything you need to make your break special, no matter what kind of experience...

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The Malton4 Star

Town Centre Killarney , Co Kerry   064 6638000

From our distinctive Victorian architecture, to our effortless service and genuine hospitality, The Malton has been a favourite retreat in Killarney since 1854.  As you...

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Celtic Ross Hotel3 Star

Rosscarbery West Cork ,    023 8848722

Experience West Cork at its best… Whether you’re looking for an idyllic coastal retreat, a fun filled family getaway or the perfect base to explore the...

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