Blasket Islands, Dun Chaoin, Co Kerry lying 3km off the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry and provides stunning views of Slea Head, Mount Eagle, Mount Brandon, Sybil Head and The Three Sisters. Views stretching as far as the Skellig Rocks, the Iveragh Peninsula (Ring of Kerry) with the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Valentia Island. The islanders' unique way of life and their preservation of the purest form of Irish is recorded in a large collection of books written by islanders and visitors to the island. For such a small isolated community, no such comparative body of literature exists anywhere else in the world.
Kerry Visitor Attractions
Blennerville Windmill, Tralee, Co Kerry this two hundred years old windmill housing exhibits the history of milling has been fully restored. and it open to the public in the months of Mar-Oct.
Carrigafoyle Castle, Ballylongford, Co Kerry, the present castle at Carrigafoyle was built (1490-1500) by Conchuir Liath O Connor; it is 90 feet high, 60 feet long, and 30 feet wide. Its most interesting feature is the dock surrounding the castle, which allowed boats to tie up in safety at its very door
Crag Cave, Castelisland, Co Kerry discovered in 1983 and thought to be over one million years old Crag Cave is a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. It is an all weather visitor attraction located in Castleisland, Co. Kerry 2km off the N21. All tours are guided and take half an hour.
Derreen Gardens, Kenmare, Co Kerry in Kenmare were planted 120 years ago. Set on the spectacular Beara Peninsula just 24 km outside of Kenmare,it boasts unrivalled views of Kilmakilloge Bay and the Caha Mountains. The growth of exotic plants from many parts of the world caused by the high rainfall of Kerry gives one the impression of walking through a tropical jungle. The tree ferns from Australia grow side by side with clumps of huge bamboos which contrast with the towering conifers and the many brilliant coloured rhododendrons.
Dingle Ocean World Aquarium situated in Dingle town in County Kerry and hosts Ireland's largest collection of Sharks. Experience this enchanting underwater world.
Kerry Museum, Tralee, Co Kerry is located in the Ashe Memorial Hall, a fine example of public architecture in the centre of Tralee. The Museum aims to collect, record, preserve, display and communicate material relating to the archaeological, historical and cultural heritage of County Kerry. The Museum began collecting in 1992 and now has over 4,000 objects in its own collection. In 1999 Kerry County Museum received designated status.
Muckross House & Gardens , Killarney, Co Kerry is situated in Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Gardens are among the most popular of Irish visitor attractions. Queen Victoria paid a visit here, to the Herbert family, in 1861. The House was later owned, in turn, by Lord Ardilaun (of the Guinness family) and by the Bourn Vincents. Muckross Traditional Farms are also open to the public. Between the months of April and July, Muckross Gardens are spectacularly adorned with the red and pink flowers of mature Rhododendrons. Other garden features include a Sunken Garden, a Rock Garden and a Stream Garden. An Arboretum, containing many trees from the Southern Hemisphere, was established here in 1972.
Ross Castle, Killarney, Co Kerry is located on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland. Built in the late 1400s by local ruling clan the O'Donoghues this dream-like setting is on the shore of Killarney's Lower Lake. It is possible to go on boat trips on the lake leaving from Ross Castle during the summer.