Kerry has long been Ireland's premier tourist County, chiefly because of its
spectacular physical features. Killarney and its hinterland is probably one of
the best known tourist destinations in Europe. The whole South Kerry area,
together with the Dingle Peninsula are also very prominent tourist destinations.
Many new visitor attractions have been developed in recent years, particularly
in the Tralee area, such as The Geraldine Centre, Kerry County Museum,
Blennerville Windmill, Tralee/Blennerville Steam Train, Kerry
Entertainment World, Jungle Jims and Tralee Aqua
Dome. Other visitor attractions are being developed in various locations to add to the
already well-known places of interest, such as Muckross House, and Muckross
Interpretative Centre, Ardfert Cathedral, Gallarus
Oratory, the Siamsa Tíre
Theatre, the Skellig Experience and the Great Blasket Island Interpretative
Centre, Fenit Sea World, Tarbert Bridewell and Heritage Centre, Dingle Marina
and Aquarium, and The Barracks, Caherciveen. To the North you have the wonderful
beaches of Ballyheigue, Banna and Ballybunion. Listowel
offers Racing and festivals such as Writers Week.
The Golf Courses of Kerry are some of the finest with Ballybunion Old Course
recognised as the number one course in the world outside America. In close
competition with this are Killarney, Waterville, Barrow, as well as ten other
courses scattered all over the County.
If golf is not an interest and walking is, a number of excellent walking
routes over the most scenic areas are available in the Kerry Way, Slí Chorcha
Duibne and many other equally interesting trips.
Depending on the time of the year Kerry is also host to some of Irelands most
famous and most enjoyable festivals such as The Rose of
Tralee and Killorglins' Puck Fair.
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