Kerry Is The True Kingdom Of Ireland – Here's Why You Should Visit Immediately

Now's your chance to tick it off the bucket list.

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Drop everything and stop what you're doing, it's time to visit the stunning shores of the southwest.

From mountains and islands, to ice cream and beaches – Kerry is undisputedly amazing, and here's why...

Valentia Island

Have you ever seen the likes?

Valentia Island is just stunning. And is easy enough to access via the bridge at Portmagee or else on the ferry from Reenard Point. Talk about the perfect day trip. 

The Mount Brandon trail along the Dingle Peninsula

There's nothing quite like being left breathless by a view.

And believe my when I tell you that it's gonna happen again, and again, and again along this hike.

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The Bookstop Cafe Co-op, Kenmare

If you're into healthy, fresh, vegetarian food then this is a must-visit for you.

They serve up everything from avo toast to quinoa sushi. Delish!

Rossbeigh Beach in Glenbeigh

The Iveragh peninsula has some of the most glorious, golden sandy beaches you'll ever see. Rossbeigh is a huge favourite amongst locals – perfect for swimming, surfing, walking and running.

Sure, life's a beach.

The Majestic Mucross House

This tudor style mansion was built way back in 1843 and is flippin' gorge; very Downtown Abbey-esque, altogether.

Stroll around the vast grounds and prepare yourself for a visual feast.


The Boat Yard in Dingle

The perfect seafood restaurant located right on Dingle Harbour. 

Choose from fresh crab claws, muscles, chowder or massive lobsters and wash it all down with a hearty Guinness or some Tom Crean's lager. 

You won't go hungry in the wonderful kingdom of Kerry, that's for sure!

Murphy's Ice Cream

This frozen, creamy heaven originates from Dingle, and we can promise you it tastes better there than anywhere else in Ireland. It's the perfect desert after a big seafood dinner. 

There's something very special about eating sea salt-flavoured ice cream while breathing in that fresh, salty air right off the ocean.

The Macgillycuddy's Reeks

Did you know that these are the highest mountain range in all of Ireland? Nor did I. 

The beauty of this place cannot be beaten. From the woodlands covering it's lower slopes to the high lakes and waterfalls. 

True, untouched, green and enchanting Ireland in all its glory. 

The famous Killarney lakes

Nestled at the base of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks these lakes make Killarney National Park a truly magnificent place. 

Feeling an undeniable pull towards Kerry after seeing all these amazing places? 


Written By

Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating and writing her way around Dublin / @alanalav