County Kerry

Holiday Cottages in Kerry

All Self Catering Holiday Homes in Kerry

We have selected nearly 100 individual cottages that take full advantage of the unique scenery that the county offers.  

County Kerry, traditionally known as the 'kingdom', is situated in the extreme south-west of Ireland. Kerry has two contrasting types of terrain - the mountainous south with the Beara, Iveragh and Dingle peninsulas, and the smaller 'plains' area that stretches as far north as the Shannon estuary. Along the coast, sandy bays alternate with cliffs and rocky headlands. You'll also see regions of outstanding scenic beauty, such as the Ring of Kerry.

The drive from Tralee to Brandon is spectacular, and in the Brandon Art Gallery, the beauty of Kerry's scenery is captured in a collection of stunning oil paintings. From Brandon, you can walk over the Conor Pass to Dingle - or simply climb Mount Brandon to experience raw beauty at its best. However, scenery is by no means Kerry's only attraction there are many coastal resorts with excellent angling, great cycling, superb golf courses and a wealth of ancient monuments.

North Kerry is a very pleasant, undulating lowland stretching from the hill region of South Kerry northwards to the Shannon estuary  North Kerry has a varied coastline with fine cliff scenery at Kerry Head and Ballybunion.  Inland there is a strip of limestone land which contains a number of caves and underground streams as yet not properly explored.  Proceeding eastwards the change from limestone to shale rock gives rise to a more elevated tract stretching over the borders of Limerick and Cork.  These moors and boglands seldom rise over 1000 feet.  Near Tralee they are known as the Stacks and Glanarudddery mountains.  

South Kerry possesses some of the finest and best-known scenery in the country, with the famous Lakes of Killarney, Ireland's highest mountain, Carrantuohill, the dramatic Gap of Dunloe, the passes of Ballaghisheen, Ballaghabeama, Coomakista, Moll's Gap and the Tim Healy Pass; the National Parks at Killarney and Derrynane; the fascinating Skelligs; the little known 'Highlands' of Glencar; the many places of archaeological and historical interest, highlighted by the world-renowned Ring of Kerry.  On the southern side of the Ring is the beautiful Kenmare valley with its picturesque town.

The facilities available to the fisherman, golfer, motorist, mountain-climber, bather, cyclist are unrivalled.  Islands off the peninsula contain some of the most important sea-bird colonies in Europe.  They hold what may be the largest concentration of storm petrels and gannets in the world and Ireland's greatest colony of Manx shearwaters.  

Entertainment in the area is varied and suited to most tastes - anything from the serenity of a ballet performance to the informality and gaiety of a traditional singing pub  The hospitality and friendliness of the people can be experienced during one of the area's many festivals.  Though small in area, South Kerry has all the ingredients to ensure a truly enjoyable and memorable holiday.