Kenmare is situated in South Kerry. It derives its name from the Gaelic ‘Ceann Mara’ meaning ‘Head of the Sea’. The modern Irish name is ‘An Neidin’, in English ‘The Little Nest’, due to the town’s picturesque location between the mountains of Kerry in a valley formed during the ice age. The town is the focal point in a region unsurpassed in the variety and unspoiled beauty of its scenery.
Kenmare is a haven of tranquillity, gourmet food, and superb accommodation in one of the most natural, unspoilt environments in Europe.
Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.