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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.   

Where to Stay » Self Catering

Sheen Falls Country Club

Kenmare Co Kerry ,    

Sheen Falls Country Club offer two different styles of self-catering: The Courtyard Houses and Mountain View Houses. The Courtyard Houses The...

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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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Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa Tralee4 Star

Leebrook Tralee , Co Kerry   066 7123322

Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, run by the McGillicuddy family since 1958, has established itself as one of Irelands leading hotels. This charming four star property is located...

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The Great Southern Killarney4 Star

Town Centre Killarney , Co Kerry   064 6638000

From our distinctive Victorian architecture, to our effortless service and genuine hospitality, The Great Southern Killarney has been a favourite retreat in Killarney since...

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Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City4 Star

John Redmond Street Shandon , Cork   021 4529200

Cork's most historic hotel, The 4* Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is located in the heart of Cork’s historic cultural quarter, near the famous Shandon Bells and on...

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Oriel House Hotel4 Star

Ballincollig Cork ,    021 4208400

At Oriel House Hotel Cork there are 99 luxury guestrooms, all with space, style & sophistication. All of our rooms are decorated to the highest standards and...

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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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Clonakilty Park Hotel3 Star

Park Road Clonakilty , P85 RD23   023 8836400

Clonakilty Park 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 spectacular...

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The Ashe Hotel Tralee3 Star

Maine Street , Tralee   066 7106300

Ideally located, tucked away in the heart of the vibrant and historic town of Tralee, the award winning Ashe Hotel is perfectly positioned for a Kerry break. Located on the...

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The Montenotte Hotel4 Star

Middle Glanmire Road Cork City , T23E9DX   021 4530050

Stay Unique At The Montenotte Hotel What makes The Montenotte Hotel in Cork unique? Some say it’s our exquisitely refurbished rooms. Or our bar with the view. Or our...

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