Things to do in Kerry

Hugging the extreme south west coast of Ireland, County Kerry is a landscape of incredible natural beauty. Attracting visitors with its striking scenery, the region is also one of the best areas in the country to explore by car on an epic road trip.

Be inspired by the dramatic coastline like so many Irish writers, get active in the many national parks or simply relax and unwind in the peaceful villages. Kerry is the perfect location for a road trip and when you travel with P&O Ferries you can take your own car, rather than worrying about hiring a car at your location. Plus, you can pack however much you want for your adventure! 

There are no shortages of fantastic things to do in Kerry, so start your Irish adventure with P&O ferries today.






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Kilarney National Park in Kerry, Ireland

Things to do in Kerry

Road trips around Kerry

Around Kerry you'll find some of the most sensational backdrops in Ireland, it’s not a surprise that the epic 120-mile road that snakes around its coast is considered one of the best drives in the world.

With its wave smashed coastline, deep lakes, freshwater rivers full of fish, crumbling castles and unspoilt beaches, the panoramas you'll witness of the Ring of Kerry will stay with your forever. Expect to cover all sorts of terrain as you follow the road from Killarney and around the edge of the Iveragh Peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean. This route is also part of the world famous Wild Atlantic Way, an epic road that stretches from Derry in Northern Ireland to Kinsdale in the south.

County Kerry in Ireland

Small towns around Kerry

The relaxed neighbourhoods across County Kerry offer the perfect respite for those seeking seclusion. Even the county capital, Tralee, is a tranquil place to base yourself and explore all of the surrounding wonders.

Charming villages full of character can be found in places like Dingle on the lush Dingle Peninsula or the literary capital of Ireland, Listowel.

For those hoping to explore the majestic Ring of Kerry, Killarney is the ideal basecamp to see all the area's famed lakes and beyond.

Foodies will be happy with amazing cuisine across Ireland, but the attractive town of Kenmare – a beautiful village sandwiched between two mountains – is a particularly good place to eat.
Dingle Bay in County Kerry

County Kerry

Getting active in Kerry

Whether you want to surf, hike or just walk, this lush county is the ideal spot for sporty escapes, and boasts some of the finest national parks in the world.

Follow one of the many nature trails around Kerry to experience the wild side of Ireland, far off the beaten track. The diverse array of landscapes that cover everything from the Lakes of Killarney to some of the highest peaks in the country promise a paradise for hikers.

Beach bums and surfers flock to Kerry to experience the world-class surf breaks that hit its shores straight from the Atlantic Ocean. Head to Ballybunion for great surf and four miles of golden sands or explore Castlegregory, a beginner's favourite spot that is also the longest beach in Ireland.


Ready to try these things to do in Kerry for yourself? Travel to Ireland via our Cairnryan to Larne route and you can be exploring this fun packed destination in no time.

There are no shortages of fantastic things to do in Kerry, so start your Irish adventure with P&O ferries today.

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