Explore the Kingdom of Kerry with Kenmare as your base.

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23/04/2020

KENMARE 

Outdoor Activities 

Star Outdoors Adventure Centre

The Star Outdoors Adventure Centre, just 5 minutes from Kenmare town, is set on the beautiful Kenmare Bay and is surrounded by the Caha Mountains. An ideal, safe place to sail, kayak and explore the mountains.

Golf Courses 

Kenmare Golf Club 

18 hole golf course, set alongside the quiet waters of the river Roughty estuary. Surrounded by the glorious Kerry mountains, Kenmare Golf Club boasts a breathtaking location nestled in its own little piece of tranquillity.

Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club

Located amidst the most stunning scenery imaginable, the Ring of Kerry Golf Club is an 18 hole, championship golf course designed for golfers of all abilities.

Equestrian 

Dromquinna Riding Stables

Professional Equestrian Centre, established in 1949. Open to all levels of experience. Just a couple of miles from the hotel

Water Activities 

Kenmare Bay Diving centre

Kenmare Bay Diving centre is 25-30 mins drive from the hotel. Daily beginner's session. This three hour try-a-dive programme consists of a short diving theory lesson followed by a boat trip to a lagoon and your first shallow water dive accompanied by your instructor

Seafari Adventures 

Seal-watching and eco-friendly tours along Kenmare Bay with friendly and knowledgeable Captain, Raymond Ross. Sailings daily from Kenmare Pier during high season

Arts & Crafts 

Kenmare Lace Design Centre 

In 1864 the Poor Clare nuns under the leadership of Mother Abbess O'Hagan set upon a practical course to help the needy to help themselves, by establishing an industrial school in the convent building. There, young girls were chiefly employed in producing lace. The tradition of making the beautiful Kenmare Needlepoint lace is still carried out today in the Kenmare Lace and Design Centre. There is an Exhibition of antique lace from the convent as well as demonstrations. Lace and materials can be purchased.

Outdoor Activities 

Eclipse Equestrian and Adventure Centre 

Something for everyone! Eclipse Ireland is renowned for its onsite outdoor adventure activities and offers a great experience in horse riding, mud surfing, archery, assault courses, kayaking, orienteering, team task challenges, raft building, cycling, fly fishing and much more, with expert tuition in these activities from our mature, qualified instructors. We offer customised days out to suit families, groups, individuals, corporate, Stags and Hens. All are welcome

National Parks 

Bonane Heritage Park 

Just 10 minutes from Kenmare town, the Bonane Heritage Park offers an abundance of well preserved multi-period archaeological sites from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age; together with a 1600 metre walk (offering breath taking scenery) through 5000 years of history.

Food & Wine 

Bonane Chocolate Factory 

If you are looking for a treat, head out to Bonane to Lorge Choclatier. Benoit Lorge makes the most delicious hand made chocolates. Originally from Lorraine in France and now settled in Kenmare, this award winning chef has created a chocolate lovers paradise. Located about 5km from Kenmare in Bonane this is well worth a visit.

Historical Attractions 

Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, Bonane 

Offering tours, teas, audio visual presentations and re-enactments of American Wakes, this unique centre is a must for anyone interested in the history of Ireland. 

Family Attractions 

Faungorth Activity Centre

Family fun at Faungorth Activity Centre including Pitch n' Putt, Archery, Driving Range

 

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