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.
Dromquinna Riding Stables
Professional Equestrian Centre, established in 1949. Open to all levels of experience. Just a couple of miles from the hotel
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
Seal-watching and eco-friendly tours along Kenmare Bay with friendly and knowledgeable Captain, Raymond Ross. Sailings daily from Kenmare Pier during high season.
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.
Faungorth Activity Centre
Family fun at Faungorth Activity Centre including Pitch n' Putt, Archery, Driving Range
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.
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.
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.
One of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula and situated close to Gallarus Castle. The Oratory is completely made of stone and some way it resembles an upturned boat. It is extremely well preserved and several archeological artifacts are to be found on the grounds of the Oratory.
Muckross House & Gardens
Within Killarney National Park is Muckross House a magnificent Victorian mansion and one of Ireland s leading stately homes. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement one can experience the working conditions of the servants employed in the House. The Gardens at Muckross House are renowned world-wide for their beauty. In particular they are noted for their fine collections of azaleas and rhododendrons, an extensive water garden, and an outstanding rock garden hewn out of natural limestone.
Killarney House and Gardens
The gardens have been carefully restored to their former glory and today you can enjoy a tour of the historic rooms and take in the beauty of the gardens. Our new interpretive exhibition will be a gateway to Killarney National Park and lead you to discover more about this beautiful landscape and our work to protect it.
This Castle may be considered a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. The date of its foundation is uncertain but it was probably built in the late 15th century by one of the ODonoghue Ross chieftains. It is surrounded by a fortified bawn, its curtain walls defended by circular flanking towers, two of which remain. Much of the bawn was removed by the time the Barrack building was added on the south side of the castle sometime in the middle of the 18th century. The castle contains 16th and 17th century oak furniture.