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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in County Kerry, Ireland your home away from home

County Kerry lies in the south west of Ireland, where the mountainous peninsulas of Beara, Iveragh and Dingle strut into the Atlantic Ocean. County Kerry is an area of outstanding, wild natural beauty, with rocky headlands separating sandy coves and sheer, fearsome cliffs. Taking a holiday cottage in County Kerry does not simple allow you to see breath taking scenery, or walk down a beach, it offers you the opportunity to go fishing, cycling, play golf, discover the mysterious monuments of Ireland’s past and enjoy a pint with the locals.

Places to holiday in County Kerry, Ireland

Tralee is County Kerry’s bustling 800 year old capital and home to the famous Rose of Tralee festival every August. From the Tralee Mountaineering Club, routes to and guides to Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest Mountain, can be found, as well as a number of excellent golf courses.

Killarney has been attracting large numbers of tourists to Ireland for many decades. It is a beautiful town encased by mountains and lakes, the majority of which falls within a Killarney National Park, which contains rivers, lakes, woods and a large number and variety of walking trails. Within the town, there are many fantastic rural Irish pubs, craft shops, excellent local restaurants and a magnificent range of self catering Kerry accommodation.

Things to do in County Kerry, Ireland

County Kerry is undoubtedly the most picturesque and dramatically beautiful corner of Ireland, and whether you are looking to rent a holiday cottage in County Kerry for the beauty and walking or whether you are looking for an activity holiday, County Kerry will have something to inspire and entertain. The Ring of Kerry on Iveragh Peninsula is renowned as the most picturesque drive in Kerry.

There are many historical sites of interest in County Kerry, including Gallorus Oratory, Staigue Fort, Derrynane House and Ardfert Cathedral, all of which can be seen on a tour from your self catering Kerry accommodation.

Golf is huge business in County Kerry, and there are a massive number of championship, links and pitch and putt golf courses to be found and enjoyed from a Kerry holiday cottage. Golf tours of County Kerry are hugely popular ways of seeing the sights in this corner of Ireland.

The fishing in County Kerry is legendary. The trout and salmon streams including the River Flesk, Laune, Inny and Cummeragh are just a few of the magnificent fishing rivers you can try from a self catering Kerry cottage. Alternatively, deep sea fishing and lake fishing on Muckross Lake, Lough Guitane, Lough Iskanamacteery or Lough Acoose are also particularly good.

Weather in County Kerry, Ireland

County Kerry is kept warmer than should be expected from a destination of its latitude by the Gulf Stream. Winter temperatures average a mild 7°C during the winter although rain is not entirely rare. Summers are warm averaging around 17°C.

Flights to County Kerry, Ireland

Located just 15 minutes from Killarney and with regular Ryanair and Aer Arann flights from London and Manchester (MAN) respectively, Kerry International Airport (KIR) is an excellent asset for reaching Kerry holiday rentals. Shannon International Airport (SNN) is also within 2 hours of County Kerry’s holiday cottages, and the airport receives daily flights from Southampton(SOU), Bournemouth (BOH) and a range of other airports throughout the UK and Europe. Flights to Shannon can be extremely cheap, or a train from Dublin to Killarney takes four hours.

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Couldn't ask for better

5 of 5
We absolutely recommend spending your holiday in Co. Kerry but more so, we recommend staying at this property.. The owners are so lovely and friendly, and couldn't be more helpful. The property is clean and tidy and has every you could need from kitchenware to bedding. Its such a lovely quiet area and that's what we needed, but only about 5 mins drive to nearest shop/post office and across the road from that is The Inbetween (public house/restaurant) - such friendly owners there too, as well as great food! The house is only about 10-15 from the town of Kilorglin and Killarney (opposite directions) There's so much to do here, we usually packed a picnic in the morning and headed off til late evening (with 4 children all under 5) They had a brilliant holiday, as did we. We are from Co. Derry and this holiday/stay was well worth the travel. We will definitely be back in Co. Kerry and we will definitely be back to stay here too!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

We thought we were in paradise! it was THAT good.

5 of 5
We stayed in Springwell Cottage for Christmas - and all I can say is WOW!!! The Manager, Margaret, told me the cottage had been completely refurbished and was just being opened up again for bookings - it is beautiful!! The views from the cottage is over the Atlantic Ocean and they are stunning. The photos on the website just do not do this place justice - its twice as good. The cottage has everything we needed for this to be a memorable holiday and we will definitely be back to this part of Ireland.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

Quaint Irish Cottage

5 of 5
Very generous and friendly owners. Fantastic wood burner and a kitchen with all you need. Beautiful bedrooms. Bright shower room.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016