Where are some fun places to go in the Dingle Peninsula and Kerry County in Ireland?

My husband and I are planning a one week vacation this summer and we are highly considering Ireland. I have heard great things about Killarney and Kerry, Dingle, and the surrounding areas. Has anyone toured Ireland in a rental vehicle and have some good suggestions? Places to stay, eat, camp, etc?

My husband and I live in Germany so its not far to travel and jet lag won’t be an issue.


  1. Don’t forget to "do" the Ring of Kerry, 110 miles approx. great scenery etc. Look up Skellig Rocks, ring forts, Gallarus oratory to see how the old folks lived! Great camping and caravan site in Cahirsiveen and all round the ring. Top German hotels in Killarney, you’ll feel quite at home. Also Muckross house and gardens, Torc Waterfall all close to Killarney.

  2. see fungi the dolphin

  3. Well in Dingle go out on the boat to see fungi (the dolphin) it only costs around 8 euro and it is well worth it! Also there is plenty to do in dingle and Kilarney so I would advise to go there!

    I don’t know what you really like but there is loads of stuff to do such as mountain walking (no shortage of mountains in kerry anyway), an aquarium, bowling, and loads of excellent seafood and normal restaurants!

    Kilarney in my opinion is great theres a good few shops, you can go around the town on a horse and cart! Plus many, many other thinghs to do!

    My advice would be to stay in Kilarney as there is a bigger selection of hotels and places to stay!

  4. Hi,

    Although I wouldn’t often disagree with anything that Irish Cutie has to say :-) I would recommend that you base yourself in Cork City instead and take some of the daytours to Kerry and some of Cork County.

    Cork is a nice city and it will probably be easier to find cheaper accomodation there than Killarney which is very tourist-oriented and hence very pricey(trust me, I’ve been there!).

    The following website should be able to help:


    Aer Lingus also fly from Munich to Cork City if that’s of any use to you though you can also fly to Shannon which is only a couple of hours from Cork.

    Hope this helps and enjoy your trip!


  5. Depending on your departure airport you could fly directly into Kerry International Airport. There is plenty to do in Kerry, I live in Co. Cork myself but I wouldn’t try to persuade you to stay here if you have your heart set on Kerry, it is a beautiful place to visit.

    Stay near Killarney (less expensive slightly outside the town) then you can tour Dingle (the Aquarium in Dingle itself is fabulous), Inch beach, Tralee, Killarney, The Ring of Kerry, Torc waterfall, Muckross House and Gardens, Bantry and the Beara peninsuala are all reachable in one week. There is car hire from the airports or you can take coach trips on a daily basis.

    If you are interested in camping this website might help http://www.ukcampsitesearch.co.uk/Ireland/kerry/ for general tourist information for the area try http://www.discoverireland.ie/southwest.aspx

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