If you are thinking of taking a trip across the seas to the emerald isle then think of County Kerry. Also known as ‘The Kingdom’, County Kerry is located in the south west of Ireland and belongs to the Irish province of Munster. A truly beautiful part of the country, with mythical scenery that has been attracting visitors in their droves for many years now, County Kerry is easily accessible by car for those wanting to enjoy the freedom of a driving holiday. The County boasts a number of fantastic attractions to draw every type of holiday maker, whether you are looking for back to nature adventure or a cosmopolitan break.
For those who like the wind in their hair and a good stretch of the legs then Killarney National Park is the place to head. Within the 24,700 acres of this national Park there are miles of great walks and stunning views, that can’t fail to get your heart racing. Take a wander and if you are lucky you may even spot some of the famous red deer that roam free. For those who prefer a bit more of the city life, Killarney town itself is a vibrant and cosmopolitan place, with numerous attractions, great restaurants and a huge variety of shops. You could easily spend a long weekend visiting all the attractions that town has to offer, ducking in and out of art galleries and sampling the local cuisine before heading back to your hotel to unwind.
For activities to keep the children happy you should head to the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium situated on the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry. The Aquarium boasts an underwater tunnel that visitors can walk through to observe the aquatic life from all different angles. There is also a touch tank where you can get close up and friendly with a number of the marine inhabitants. Or if you prefer furrier animals then Muckross Farm will present you with lots of opportunities to get up close to our farmyard friends whilst transporting you back in time to a place where traditional working methods are still being used.
Getting to County Kerry could not be easier, if you are hiring a car to get around. The main routes into Kerry are the N21 road and the N29 from Limerick and the N22 road from Cork. Whilst in County Kerry the famous Ring of Kerry can be followed on the N70 road, which will take you through the Iveragh Peninsula link you back to the N71 at Kenmare. There are a number of great car rental options available from car hire Ireland, so grab your passport and head on over for a holiday not to be forgotten.