County Kerry's first Heritage Town - Kenmare is located on the shores of the Kenmare Bay. It is the perfect starting point for discovering the world famous Ring of Kerry (Iveragh Peninsula) and Ring of Beara (Beara Peninsula) which form part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Both rings are popular tourist trails and hold many attractions.
Kenmare's Irish name is An Neidín meaning little nest while the anglicised Kenmare comes from "Ceann Mara" meaning head of the sea, referring to the head of Kenmare Bay.
This is hill walking country near the Macgillycuddy Reeks, Mangerton Mountain and Caha Pass. Killarney town is just 32km away and the Killarney National Park and Lakes are a must see.