Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Valentia Island

Valentia Island Heritage Centre

Housed in the old school on the road towards Geokaun Mountain, this is one of those wonderful local museums, a treasure trove of artefacts that tell the tale of the island's history more eloquently than any textbook…
Gallery in Skellig Ring

Siopa Cill Rialaig

On the site of a village abandoned during the Famine, this contemporary art gallery displays work by local artists and talent from around Ireland and the world. It is the shop window of the Cill Rialaig Project, whi…
Park in Killarney National Park

Knockreer House & Gardens

Killarney House, built for the Earl of Kenmare in the 1870s, burned down in 1913; the present Knockreer House was built on the same site in 1958 and is now home to a national park education centre. It isn't open to …
Ruins in Killarney National Park

Muckross Abbey

This well-preserved ruin (actually a friary, though everyone calls it an abbey) was founded in 1448 and burned by Cromwell's troops in 1652. There's a square-towered church and a small, atmospheric cloister with a g…
Viewpoint in Valentia Island

Geokaun Mountain

The local landowner has transformed the island's highest point, Geokaun (266m) into a network of easy walking trails and viewpoints, with a breathtaking outlook over the Fogher Cliffs. It's possible to drive all the…
Museum in Listowel

Lartigue Monorailway

Designed by Frenchman Charles Lartigue, this unique survivor of Victorian railway engineering once ran between Listowel and Ballybunion on the coast. The renovated section of line is short (less than a kilometre) bu…
Castle in Listowel

Listowel Castle

Standing between the town square and the river, this 12th-century castle was once the stronghold of the Fitzmaurices, the Anglo-Norman lords of Kerry. It was the last castle in Ireland to succumb to the Elizabethan …
Cathedral in Around Tralee

Ardfert Cathedral

The impressive remains of 13th-century Ardfert Cathedral are notable for the beautiful and delicate stone carvings on its Romanesque door and window arches. Set into one of the interior walls is an effigy, said to b…
Cultural Centre in Dunquin

Blasket Centre

This wonderful interpretative centre celebrates the rich cultural life of the now-abandoned Blasket Islands. It is housed in striking modern building with a long, white hall ending in a picture window looking direct…
Cultural Centre in Dingle Town

An Díseart

Set in a neo-Gothic former convent, this Celtic cultural centre has impressive stained-glass windows by Dublin artist Harry Clarke (1889-1931) depicting 12 scenes from the life of Christ. Admission includes a 15-min…