Local Guide to Kerry

When travelling to new places, it is always a good idea to get recommendations from locals. At Kerry GAA, we love sharing knowledge about the Kingdom with you as we love Kerry and are passionate about what our gorgeous county has to offer. Kerry is a land of great experiences, with plenty to see, do, and visit. If you like hiking then you can climb Ireland’s highest peak, or if you are up for experience then why not visit some of the Kerry islands. The people of Kerry are known for their warm welcome and lively spirit, so we want to share with you some of the places that some of the local’s adore in County Kerry. Sometimes overlooked by the more popular tourist attractions, our Local Guide to Kerry gives you a taste of the places the local people wouldn’t want you to miss out on visiting. There is always plenty to see and do in Kerry, no matter the weather.

  1. Bromore Cliffs – Ballybunion

Bromore’s 180ft cliffs have been sculpted by nature over thousands of years. The Wild Atlantic has formed the cliffs and carved deep caves at sea level, some of which have become arches or sea stacks over time. Minerals are what give the Bromore Cliffs their ever-changing colours.  The walk along the cliff top is safe, easy, and suitable for all ages. The pathways are fenced for both the safety of the visitors and to protect the natural environment. The viewing areas are carefully selected in consultation with the National Parks and Wildlife, The National Monuments, and the local authority Kerry County Council. These were strategically positioned to minimise any damage or disturbance to wildlife. You can pre-book a guided group tour where they will enlighten you about the legends, history, and the wildlife of the local area.

  1. Skellig Six 18 Distillery – Cahersiveen

The Skellig Six 18 Distillery & Visitor Experience is in Cahersiveen, a place where the mountains meet the sea. A similar wild landscape motivated sixth-century monks to build their monastery 11km on top of Skellig Michael. This journey up to the monastery inspired Skellig Six 18. It is a uniquely Irish craft gin that captures what it is to live on the Skellig coast. With gorgeous views of the Skellig Coast, the Distillery & Visitor Experience makes for a great stop along the Ring of Kerry or Wild Atlantic Way. Visitors can experience a fully guided tour of the gin distillery and relax with a gin tasting experience. You will be sure to learn a lot more about the journey to create this Irish Gin.

  1. Kerry Writers Museum – Listowel

At the Kerry Writers’ Museum you will be immersed in the universes of John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, Brendan Kennelly, Maurice Walsh, and George Fitzmaurice. You will be able to experience how the great works of the Kerry writers were largely influenced by their environment. The museum celebrates the stories of the past and helps create the stories of the future.

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