Welcome to East Kerry

Top things to see and do

Stretch Your Legs

Make the most of the beautiful setting and enjoy one of the great walks in the region such as the Castleisland river Walk ,the Glenageenty Walk or the Kilcummin Walk.

Crag cave

Crag cave is over one million years old and offers a rare opportunity to witness stalactites, stalagmites and other magnificent cave formations.

Take a swing

Castleisland Golf Club is an 18-hole parkland course built on 200 acres with modern sand-based greens and tees. Built to the highest championship standards, this course can be played throughout the year.

Kingdom Falconery

Kingdom Falconery at Crag Cave gives the oportunity to witness hawks, falcons and owls at close range. See a flying display of various species of birds of prey, take the kids to an 'owl encounter' where they will meet the owls or go on a 'hawk walk' in the open countryside where hawks are flown free and follow you along.

Taste the local produce

The farmer's market in Castleisland runs every Thursday all throughout the year offering locals and visitors a taste of the freshest and finest local produce.

Try some trad

An area of rich history and culture, East Kerry is home to the sliabh Luachra region and its distinctive style of traditional music. Enjoy an impromptu session in one of the region's traditional pubs or visit the Sliabh Luachra archive and Traditional Music Centre.

Find your roots

The first ever East Kerry Roots Festival is taking place this August, offering a celebration of the region's unique culture and heritage. A genealogy workshop and a welcome home concert are among the events taking place.

Enjoy the festivities

The Knocknagoshel Harvest and Pattern festival will be held in August with events such as the Harvest Queen competition, football tournaments and tiny tots races.

See the sights

An excellent way for your family to enjoy the beautiful Kerry countryside is to bring your bikes any number of nature trails.

Meet the locals

There is no better way to immerse yourself in the local culture than by meeting the local people. Staying in B & B's and attending music sessions will give you the opportunity to mix with the locals and hear the stories that don't appear in the guidebooks. Visit gokerry.ie for accomodation offers.

East Kerry