Kerry is steeped in culture and traditional Irish in all aspects of life. Killarney in particular has numerous cultural & historical sites of interest open to the public including Muckross House, Ross Castle, Muckross Traditional Farms & School House and Killarney House. Killarney House is undergoing a €7.5 million restoration and will be open to the public in early 2015, as well as the surrounding gardens.
The nightlife in Killarney is an experience not to be missed; there is no other town like it in Ireland with such vibrancy from season to season. Stroll through the streets seven nights a week in summer and weekends in winter and you will find traditional Irish music in pubs on every street. The I.N.E.C presents ‘Celtic Steps’ who perform up to four nights a week in the summer season. Celtic Steps incorporate seanós dancing, singing and instrument playing which can be the organised entertainment for your event. Siamsa Tíre in Tralee is the Irish National Folk venue that presents theatre and music through Irish.
If you like to explore the outdoors and get close to nature, then Kerry is your playground. Killarney is cradled by 26,000 acres of National Park including Torc Waterfall, the three lakes, historical and heritage sites and numerous mountains including Carrantouhill, the highest mountain in Ireland.
Kenmare boasts great pride in the various heritage & cultural archaeological sites in the town; all of which are open to the public.
Tralee, much like Kenmare, has many archaeological sites and places of historical interest.
Bird Watching has also become increasingly popular in the Dingle area and also on Skellig Island, situated on the Ring of Kerry. The Skellig is home to the second largest gannet population in the world.
For more information on the areas in which you can visit, please see our Social Programme. (Linked)