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Kenmare has many must do activities and fifty of them are listed below. Kenmare is a walkers' paradise and caters for every level of walking enthusiast. The Kenmare Walking club has its own website where you can find details of walks and walking events planned for the year. Many walks are possible in the area and are well signposted. The famous Kerry Way is amongst them.
There are 2 golf courses in Kenmare, the Kenmare Golf Club, which is located in town next to the prestigious Park Hotel and The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club, located 5 miles out of Kenmare on the road to Sneem.
Kenmare Bay Diving, Seafari Cruises and Star Outdoors, Accommodation and Adventure Centre offer much entertainment for all the family. Also, you get to see the areas surrounding Kenmare and you might spot some seals. The scenery seen from the water is stunning and breathtaking - well worth a visit.
• Orienteering means exploring and finding your way with just a compass and map co-ordinates, across often remote terrain. It’s offered at Star Outdoor, Accommodation and Adventure Centre under the guidance and supervision of professional team-leaders. - Phone: 064 66 41222 More Info
• Tennis games on long summer evenings amid spectacular mountain scenery is what you can enjoy at Faungorth Activity Centre on the Killgarvan Road. With a choice of hard or grass courts and indeed many other outdoor activities, it’s ‘Advantage Kenmare!’ - Phone: 064 66 41770
• Archery can be fun at the Faungorth Activity Centre and there’s lots more to do there too! Pitch and Putt, Tennis, Fishing, Camping - the list goes on! - Phone: 064 66 41770 More Info
• Retail Therapy is a pleasure in Kenmare with such a wealth of quirky shops to visit. Surely there isn’t a town in Ireland with such diverse gift, clothing and craft stores. And, when you need a breather, there are plenty of cafes, delis and coffeehouses to relax in. -
• Horse Riding is just one of the many outdoor activities available in the Kenmare region. Local riding schools and stables include Eclipse Ireland and Blackwater Stables.
Eclipse Ireland 064 66 82965 More Info
Blackwater Stables 064 66 6628939 More Info
Dromquinna Stables 00353 64 6641043
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• Kilmackillogue is an enchanting harbour comprising a pub/B&B, a pier, a few houses and fantastic views out across the water. It’s just down the road from Direen Gardens in Lauragh - the pub food is excellent, the atmosphere and ambiance on a summer’s day is unequalled and the craic, mighty. - Phone: 064 66 83014
• Kayaks small sailboats, canoes and many other water-related crafts and pursuits can be found at Star Outdoors, Accommodation and Adventure Centre just ten minutes out of town on the Castletownbere Road. Water activities are offered with experienced instructors and state-of-the-art equipment. Safety is paramount. - Phone: 064 66 41222 More Info
• The Blackwater River flows out into Kenmare Bay at Blackwater Bridge and provides a beautiful walk along its banks. Watch the salmon leaping and enjoy a picnic by the river’s waters or get a fishing permit and land some salmon! -
• Rowing Boat Hire is easy up at Cloonee Lakehouse. It’s a Bed & Breakfast, restaurant and bar up at Tuosist where you can hire rowing boats and enjoy a lazy sail on the nearby lake after which the Lakehouse is named. Following an hour or two bobbing on the water, you’ll be ready for some refreshments inside. - Phone: 064 66 84205 More Info
• The Heritage Centre is located at the rear of the Tourist Office in the Square and explains in words and pictures the history of modern Kenmare since it was established by Sir William Petty around 1670. Kenmare Heritage Centre is well worth a visit.
Its opening hours coincide with those of the Tourist Office and are seasonal. - Phone: 064 66 41233
• Pottery making demonstrations and indeed courses are available at Anam-Cre Arts Centre which is located in a very peaceful location not far from Kenmare town. In the creative atmosphere of Anam-Cre [which means ‘world of clay’ in Irish], you can design, make and fire your own pieces. Booking is essential though. - Phone: 064 66 41849 More Info
• Wine Tasting With Alain Bras, one of Ireland’s top celebrated wine experts. Tastings can be serious or fun depending on the group and the occasion. A great way to celebrate a birthday, pre-wedding party or other special event. This is a unique way to surprise the guest of honour or simply to increase your knowledge on wine, in a relaxed atmosphere in the remarkable town of Kenmare, with a multi-award winning wine lecturer. Wine tastings are for approx. 2 hours and include a selection of fine wines specially chosen for your group by Alain Bras and an assortment of canapés can be provided. - Phone: 064 664069 More Info
• Head for Cloonee Lakes at Gleninchaquin and climb the mountain to enjoy the spectacular views of the lakes below and the Kenmare River and Iveragh Peninsula beyond. There’s a teahouse.
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