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County Kerry: A Picturesque Place With Royalty in its History
Situated in the southwest of Ireland, scenic County Kerry is nicknamed "The Kingdom". You'll discover many references to royalty while exploring this destination and its interesting history. For example, in the 1860s, a convent established an industrial school where women could learn to make lace. This training program became quite esteemed, and King Edward VII purchased some of the lace for Queen Alexandra. Consider visiting Ballycarbery Castle, which was built in the 15th-century as a residence for the McCarthy Clan. Although maintenance wasn't a priority over the centuries, this cool castle is still worth checking out, and admission is free.
Fabulous Food and Freshly Poured Pints
You won't worry about going hungry or getting thirsty in County Kerry! Order a hearty dinner at The Lime Tree Restaurant. This Kenmare dining option is housed in a structure erected in 1832. The menu focuses on locally derived ingredients such as lamb from a nearby farmer, and prawns from Dublin Bay. Alternatively, head to The Chart House in Dingle and try seafood from an establishment along the Atlantic Coast. Try crowd pleasers such as the Dingle Bay chowder and organic Atlantic salmon. When you're ready for a pint, stop into The Blind Piper in Caherdaniel. Popular with travellers touring the Ring of Kerry, this homey pub has a welcoming setting and serves pub grub, plus delicious beers. Also, if you're spending time in Kells, don't miss Caitins. In addition to providing guests with a tasty assortment of brews, this pub features live traditional music every weekend in the summer.
Discover Marine Life
You'll have plenty of opportunities to get glimpses of the wildlife that live in this region of Ireland. The coastal setting of County Kerry means you may spot dolphins and seals while on an ocean excursion. After grabbing their binoculars, leaving their hotels and getting in the car, many visitors join guided boat tours. Plus, the Sea Synergy Marine Awareness Centre, located in Waterville, is an educational attraction with interactive exhibits and themed workshops about what lives beneath the sea. Supplement your new knowledge of marine life by booking a package deal that includes admission to this attraction, plus a trip around the coastline. Also, ready your rod and hope to reel in a big one when you stop at Lough Currane to fish. Home to sea trout and salmon, Lough Currane has a peak fishing season that runs from January through October, depending which type of fish you want to catch.
Superb Spa Sessions
When you're feeling fatigued from strenuous sightseeing, enjoy a soothing remedy by booking time at one of Kerry's relaxing spas. The Peninsula Spa is one of several enticing possibilities, and it's conveniently located inside the Dingle Skellig Hotel. On-site therapists are available to give consultations, allowing you to receive customised service. Go for a sports massage, soak in the outdoor hot tub or get a hot stone treatment. Many of the products used in the spa include locally sourced ingredients, such as honey from a nearby beekeeper and seaweed that originated in Brandon Bay. Killarney's Orchid Day Spa is also worth your patronage. This owner-operated facility specialises in Thai and Ayurvedic body treatments. If you're timid about taking your clothes off, ask for a traditional Thai massage. This fully clothed choice combines kneading your muscles, yoga-like movements and stretching. You can also request a facial that's personalised for your skin type.
Shop to Your Heart’s Content
No trip to County Kerry is complete without a bit of shopping. The Killarney Outlet Centre is a fantastic place to start. This shopping destination regularly attracts visitors who are coming straight to shop from their hotels, along with locals on the hunt for great deals. Notably, Ireland's first Nike Factory Store is in the Killarney Outlet Centre, so if you're due for a new pair of trainers or some appealing athletic apparel, be sure to see what's on offer. Manor West is another exciting attraction for shoppers, and it's built on the outskirts of Tralee. Find a discount outfit at T.K. Maxx or go to Brian de Staic to pick out a perfect piece of jewellery that'll help you remember your trip for decades to come.
Learn How the Region’s Residents Used to Live
Experience what it would have been like to live in an elegant County Kerry house by spending time at Muckross House. Built inside of Killarney National Park, this former residence is a fully accredited museum. There is also a replica of a traditional farm on the property. By visiting it, you can discover details about the livelihoods of farmers from the 1930s and 40s. Be sure to stroll through the ground's splendid and well-maintained gardens, too. Although some of Kerry's past residents lived in kingdom-like homes, that wasn't true in all cases. To learn about how some less-wealthy members of society lived in the mid 1800s, spend some time at the Slea Head Famine Cottages. As the name suggests, these dwellings are located along the Slea Head Drive, which is known for its memorable scenery and has numerous hotels. There are five famine cottages, and each one demonstrates the typical simple abodes some Irish families had.
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Hotel Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa Killarney
Conveniently located close to the town centre of Killarney, this 4-star hotel boasts 198 en-suite rooms, 3 restaurants, a bar/lounge together with a fully-equipped spa and free on-site parking. The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, tea and coffee making facilities, safes, hairdryers, air conditioning units, trouser presses and free Wi-Fi. Guests staying at the Killarney Plaza and Spa can relax with a few drinks in the hotel’s lounge whilst listening to live music and for those in need of some pampering and stress-release there are many specialist treatments available at the on-site spa. The 3 on-site restaurants offer a wide variety of Irish and International dishes made using fresh local produce. The Bar& Grill offers lighter meals together with an extensive drinks list. The Killarney Plaza and Spa is a 15-minute walk away from St Mary’s Cathedral and INEC Killarney is also close by. more
Hotel The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments Killarney
The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments offers hotel rooms and self-catering apartments next to the INEC Killarney concert venue and the Killarney Convention Centre. This three-star hotel boasts entertainment every night and facilities like a 25-metre swimming pool, a hair and beauty salon, complimentary shuttles to Killarney Station and tennis courts. All of the 244 rooms on offer are non-smoking and include tea and coffee-making facilities, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV, while room service is available 24 hours a day. Free parking is available on site, and the hotel features a gym, a Pitch N’ Putt facility and play areas. Flesk and OD’s restaurants offer elegant and relaxed dining possibilities, while the Backstage Bar and Green Room serve plenty of refreshments and snacks. The Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments is just a short drive away from the Killarney National Park, a mile from downtown Killarney and 2.4 miles from Ross Castle on the edge of Lough Leane. more
Hotel The Europe Hotel & Resort Killarney
Boasting a serene location on the banks of Lough Leane, The Europe Hotel & Resort offers luxury accommodations designed to make guests feel like kings and queens. The hotel contains 187 rooms and suites, all of which sport contemporary, sumptuous decor. All rooms include satellite TV, DVD player, and minibar. Guests may choose between garden, lake, or golf course views. The hotel spa, ESPA at The Europe, contains an indoor swimming pool and offers a variety of treatments. The hotel also boasts indoor tennis courts, as well as a world-class conference and event centre for guests visiting on business. Guests can also enjoy horse riding on site. Guests can enjoy light, alfresco dining options at the Brasserie Restaurant or take in the view of the lake views from the Panorama Restaurant. On-site eateries also include a spa cafe, a bar, and a lounge. The Europe Hotel & Resort is just a 15-minute drive from the Gap of Dunloe and 18 minutes from Killarney National Park. more
Hotel Killarney Riverside Killarney
The Killarney Riverside Hotel is a 4-star hotel with beautiful views of the Flesk River. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities, en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, hairdryer and a shower/tub combination. There is a 24-hour front desk service with luggage service. On request, packed lunches and child-minding services can be arranged. Free on-site parking is available. Other services include a rejuvenation suite which offers holistic and beauty treatments as well as massage treatments. In house dining can be enjoyed at the Bacchus Room restaurant and the River Bar & Bistro. Afternoon tea is also available which includes fresh pastries and scones. The Killarney Riverside Hotel is a 3-minute drive away from Killarney National Park, which can also be reached on foot with a 25-minute walk. The Killarney town centre is 10-minutes’ walk away. more
Hotel Parkavon Hotel Killarney
Moments from the idyllic Ring of Kerry trail and Killarney National Park, the Hotel Holiday Inn Killarney is an ideal base for exploring some of Ireland's most exceptional scenery. The inviting guest rooms and suites at the Hotel Holiday Inn Killarney feature cable TVs and complimentary wired internet access. Guests can relax in the hotel's Indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, or steam room. Other hotel amenities include free on site parking, a 24 hour front desk, and free Wi-Fi in the public areas. The Library Point Restaurant serves a traditional Irish and continental breakfast daily, and is also open for dinner. Saddlers Pub features an extensive bar menu and a fine selection of craft beers. Country music fans will find Ireland's National Event Centre within a 5 minute walk, while the 15th century Ross Castle is within a one mile hike. more
Hotel The Brehon & Angsana Spa Killarney
The Brehon is an award-winning 4-star hotel found 1.8 kilometres from the Killarney town centre and just a few minutes’ walk from INEC, where it offers luxurious, eco-friendly accommodation. The hotel offers Thai relaxation therapy and full spa facilities at its Angsana Spa complex, overlooks the Killarney National Park and is a very short drive from the Ross Golf Club and Ross Castle. Each room features a marble bathroom with shower and bath, individual climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, 24-hour room service, laptop safe, tea and coffee-making facilities, bottled water and a minibar. The Brehon has meeting rooms and a conference venue for up to 250 people, weddings can be catered for, and a gym, pool, and free parking are available. Dining options here include freshly cooked breakfasts, Brehon Bar lunches, afternoon teas and fine dining at the Danú Restaurants. St Mary’s Cathedral is 2.4 kilometres away. This accommodation is also known as Brehon, Brehon Hotel, Brehon Hotel Killarney, and Brehon Killarney. more
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