Hi Denis Griffin here with an introduction to the town of Kenmare, all it has to offer and to the services we can provide.
We can provide all your transport needs including airport transfers from Shannon Airport, Cork Airport and Kerry Airport.
We also provide a variety of tours including Ring of Kerry, Ring of Beara, the Dingle Peninsula and to Killarney Town and National Park.
Attractions include, Muckross House, Ross Castle, Ladies View, Molls Gap, The Lakes of Killarney and the Gap of Dunloe.
We can also transfer you from Killarney Bus and Train stations. We can also provide transfers from airport or accommodation
to any number of the variety of Golf Courses in the region. These include Waterville Golf Links, Tralee Golf Club, Ballybunion Golf Links,
Dooks Golf Course, Lahinch Golf Course, Kenmare Golf Club, the Ring of Kerry Golf Club and Killarney Golf Club.
Call us for all your Taxi needs.
We would be pleased to offer our services for any Taxi
• Airport Transfers
• Chauffeur Service
• Day Tours/Ring of Kerry, Ring of Beara, Dingle Peninsula etc...
• Transfers to and from Golf Courses
• For a list of destinations please call us.
Kenmare, known as the "Jewel on the Ring of Kerry" is a charming town nestling at the foot of the Cork and Kerry mountains in the south west of Ireland. It offers an abundance of places to visit and sights to see.
The town, founded in 1670 by Sir William Petty, is a planned town and preserves to this day its old world charm and many of its original features, while enjoying the comforts of the 21st Century. The limestone facades and ornate plasterwork of some of the buildings pay tribute to the craftsmen of a bygone age. The Irish Tourist Board officially recognised the historical, cultural and environmental significance of Kenmare and bestowed upon it the title of Kerry's first Heritage Town. In addition, Kenmare was awarded the prestigious accolade of Ireland's Best Kept Town in the Millennium Year 2000 and has been awarded Ireland's best kept small town in a number of subsequent years.
Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect base from which to discover the stunning South West corner of Ireland. Its Gaelic name “Neidin” translates to mean “Little Nest” and describes its fine setting nestling between the mountains of Cork and Kerry. To the north are the lofty Macgillycuddy Reeks rising to Carrantoohil – Ireland's highest peak standing at 1039 metres. To the east are the Derrynasaggart Mountains and to the south are the Caha Mountains.
The region has scenery that is difficult to equal, where the beauty of the mountains, sea, lakes and woodland can be seen in a varying light and shades whatever the weather. Because its shore is washed by the Gulf Stream, the region enjoys a mild climate where tropical plants flourish outdoors.
Kenmare has much more to offer than scenery. The area is rich in tradition and is homt to craft workers such as artists, weavers, potters, silversmiths and of course the famous Kenmare needlepoint lace is still made here. Kenmare offers a range of special interests and caters for the golfer, equestrian, cyclist, bird-watcher, artist, rambler, hillwalker, climber and many more. Visitors can round off their day with a meal in one of the towns many eateries and discuver just why Kenmare has “An Appetite for Life”.
Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is a 175km(110mile) scenic drive and is known all around the world. This route follows the coastline around the Iveragh Peninsula and is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country, making it an essential day tour. You will experience a wonderful array of sea-coast, lake, river, blanket bog, forests and mountain terrain.
Ring of Beara
The unspoiled and lesser-known Ring of Beara lies to the south of Kenmare and its rugged beauty is beyond compare. Traffic is minimal and you will be treated to spectacular views as well as quaint and sparsely populated fishing villages. The healy pass cuts across the Caha Mountains and offers fine views over famous Bantry Bay and the rugged landscape of West Cork.
Within easy reach of Kenmare are the uncrowded hills and mountains of Cork and Kerry. To the north lie the lofty MacGillycuddy Reeks, home to Ireland's highest peak – Carrauntoohill at 1039 metres – along with seven other Munros (mountains of 1000 metres or higher). To the south of Kenmare are the gentle Caha Mountains which stretch from Gougane Barra to the Atlantic Ocean. An excellent walking festival is held every year around the Whit weekend.
There is a great variety of cycling routes around Kenmare and bicycle hire is available in Kenmare.
Visitors to Kenmare can enjoy a variety of water sports, including sailing, canoeing and diving.
Kenmare offers a choice of two 18-hole golf courses. Kenmare Golf Club is in the centre of town and the Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club lies just 4km away. A pitch and putt facility is within easy reach of the town.
To the north of Kenmare is the Killarney National Park with its extensive woodlands, magical lakes, and mountains. Muckross House and Gardens located within the park, are definitely worth a visit and the ideal spot to enjoy a jaunting car ride around the lakes. The town of Killarney is just a 40 minute drive from Kenmare and offers leisure centres, swimming pools and a multiplex cinema.
Getting to Kenmare
Kenmare is easily accessible by road, rail or air. Kerry Airport is just a 45-minute drive away and Cork International Airport is just over and hour's drive. Regular mainline train services run from Dublin to Killarney which is a 40-minute drive away.