Things to do in Kenmare

Along with all of the superb Kenmare restaurants on offer, the region also has some wonderful local tourist attractions and things to do. Kenmare is one of the most picturesque towns in Ireland and visitors to Kenmare have lots of things to do from walking, golf, equestrian or simply visiting the many visitor attractions.

Kenmare Lace

In 1864 the Poor Clare nuns under the leadership of Mother Abbess O’Hagan set upon a practical course to help the needy to help themselves by establishing an Industrial School in the Convent Building, where young girls were chiefly employed in producing lace. The tradition of making the Beautiful Kenmare Needle point lace is still carried out today at the Kenmare lace & Design Centre. There is an Exhibition of Antique lace from the convent Kenmare lace Design Centre at the Square Kenmare. As well as demonstrations, Lace & lace making materials can be purchased at the centre.
Tel: +353 64 664 1491

Kenmare Seafari

Two Hour, 10 mile, eco-nature & Seal-watching cruise around Kenmare River & islands. Includes excellent commentary with friendly guides. Regular sailings from the Pier in Kenmare.

Tel: +353 64 6642059

Dromquinna Riding Stables

Professional Equestrian Centre, established in 1949. Open to all levels of experience. Just a couple of miles from the town of Kenmare

Tel: +353 64 6641043

Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club

Located amidst the most stunning scenery imaginable, the Ring of Kerry Golf Club is an 18 hole, Championship Golf Course designed for Golfers of All Abilities

Tel: +353 (0)64 664 2000

Bonane Heritage Park

Located just 10 mins from Kenmare town, the Bonane Heritage Park offers an abundance of well Preserved multi-period Archaeological sites from the Stone, Bronze & Iron Age, together with a 1600 metre walk (offering breathtaking scenery) through 5000 years of history.


Bonane Chocolate Factory

If you are looking for a treat head out to Bonane to Lorge Choclatier, Beniot Lorge makes the most delicious handmade Chocolates. Originally from Lorraine in France & now settled in Kenmare, this award-winning Chef has created a Chocolate Lover’s Paradise. Located about 5km from Kenmare in Bonane, this is well worth a Visit.

Tel: +353 87 991 7172