Top things to do

Top Choice Seafood in Glenbeigh

Jacks Coastguard Restaurant

A door at the back of this village pub, housed in an 1886 coastguard station, leads to a striking contemporary restaurant with picture windows looking out across Castlemaine harbour to the Kerry hills. Seafood is th…
Top Choice Irish in Kenmare

Tom Crean Fish & Wine

Named for Kerry's pioneering Antarctic explorer, and run by his granddaughter, this venerable restaurant uses only the best of local organic produce, cheeses and fresh seafood, all served in modern, low-key surround…
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…
Bakery in Killorglin

Jack's Bakery

Jack Healy bakes amazing artisan breads, and also serves killer coffee and beautiful sandwiches (using homemade pâtés) at this popular deli-cum-snack-bar; no indoor seating, but a couple of sidewalk tables in good w…
Museum in Ring of Kerry

Kerry Bog Village Museum

This museum re-creates a 19th-century bog village, typical of the small communities that carved out a precarious living in the harsh environment of Ireland's ubiquitous peat bogs. You'll see the thatched homes of th…
Music in Cahersiveen

Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts

Celtic bands, busking competitions and Irish set-dancing star at this family-friendly festival held over the August bank holiday weekend.
Seafood in Cahersiveen

QCs Seafood Restaurant & Bar

QCs is a modern take on a classic pub and as such is open pub hours for pints and craic. But when the kitchen’s open, some of the finest food on the Ring pours forth (especially locally sourced seafood). Hours may v…
Museum in Valentia Island

Skellig Experience

Immediately across the bridge from Portmagee, this distinctive building with a turf-covered roof contains exhibitions on the life of the Skellig Michael monks, the history of the island's lighthouses and its wildli…
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…
Cafe in Skellig Ring

Caifé Cois Trá

At the Ballinskelligs strand car park next to McCarthy's Castle, locals flock to this beach-hut cafe and craft shop for their morning caffeine jolt.