Where to stay around Kenmare?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 231 holiday lettings near Kenmare. From 117 cottages to 97 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kenmare for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kenmare?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kenmare:

  • Dromneavane: 106 holiday homes
  • Killarney: 42 holiday homes
  • Ardshanavooly: 31 holiday homes
  • Greenane: 16 holiday homes
  • Monteensudder: 24 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kenmare?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kenmare. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Kenmare Golf Club: 591 holiday lettings
  • Kenmare Stone Circle: 600 holiday lettings
  • St. Patrick's Church: 597 holiday lettings
  • Cromwell's Bridge: 598 holiday lettings
  • Holy Cross Church: 597 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kenmare listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Kenmare?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 117 cottages in Kenmare. Our other popular types of Kenmare holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 97 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 9 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 3 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including farmhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kenmare?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Kenmare. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in Kenmare, Ireland Your Home Away From Home


    The small but perfectly formed compact town of Kenmare lies on the Ring of Kerry trail in the Irish county of Kerry. A Kenmare holiday can be as busy or as relaxed as you like but if you choose to be very active, be warned that there is a myriad of activities waiting to be tackled! A Kenmare holiday rental cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the town and the surrounding area, providing a much needed pillow to rest your head on after a busy and enjoyable day out.

    Things to Do on Holiday in Kenmare, Ireland

    If you choose to venture out from the tranquillity of your Kenmare holiday rental cottage then there are plenty of outdoor activities to be enjoyed in the town. This includes golf, horse riding, indoor & outdoor climbing, fishing, sailing, swimming, cycling, walking and hiking. There is also a beautiful bay in the town which looks out into the Atlantic Ocean, making a Kenmare holiday the ideal choice for keen photographers and painters too.

    Places to Visit on Holiday in Kenmare, Ireland

    If you can bear to leave your wonderful Kenmare holiday rental cottage then there are some great towns and villages to be explored in the area. This includes the “village” of Bog, a living and breathing museum just outside the town of Glenbeigh, about an hour’s drive north of Kenmare. The Bog Village Museum is the only one of its kind in Europe and has reconstructed thatched roof cottages that would have been the home of the turf cutters who frequented the area during the 18th century. Visitors can stroll around a replica turf cutter’s house, an old blacksmith’s forge and pet the village’s wolfhounds and feed the Bog Village ponies.

    Weather in Kenmare, Ireland

    If you are thinking about reserving a delightful Kenmare holiday rental cottage then you can expect to enjoy warm summers and mild, wet winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Kenmare holiday tend to be July, August and September when the daytime temperature can hover between 17°C and 19°C. The winter months of December, January and February see the daytime temperature drop to between 7°C and 11°C. The town’s annual rainfall amount is a rather soggy 44 inches with most of the rain falling in October, November and December.

    Travel to Kenmare, Ireland

    Travellers on a Kenmare holiday will arrive at Cork Airport (ORK) which is approximately 62 miles away from the town. Airlines that offer cheap, regular flights to the area include Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Air Southwest and Jet2. Passengers can leave the UK from various UK airports such as Newquay (NQY), Manchester (MAN), London Heathrow (LHR), Newcastle(NCL) and Edinburgh (EDI).

    Activities and attractions in Kenmare

    Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Kenmare a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Kenmare Golf Club (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
    • Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
    • Glengarriff Golf Club (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
    • Muckross Traditional Farm (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
    • Killarney Race Course (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
    • Dunloe Golf Course (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Kenmare

    Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kenmare is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Gap of Dunloe (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
    • Moll's Gap (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
    • Gleninchaquin Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
    • The Ewe Gallery and Sculpture Garden (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
    • Mangerton Mountain (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
    • Priest's Leap (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)