The beautiful County Kerry is located in the province of Munster in the South-West of Ireland. Kerry contains some of the most well known destinations in Ireland, namely; Tralee, Killarney, Dingle, Kenmare, Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Listowel, Ballybunion and the Skellig islands.
Kerry is very accessible via road and rail and is serviced by the international Kerry Airport and nearby international airports Shannon and Cork.
Kerry is known for its rich Irish heritage and has produced some of the finest creative people in Ireland and beyond, including; Michael Fassbender (actor), Christie Hennessy (singer/songwriter), Don O’Neill (fashion designer), Jessie Buckley (actor/singer) and John B Keane (playwright) to name but a few.
Some of Ireland’s best-known events and festivals occur in Kerry, including;
- Rose of Tralee
- Puck Fair (Killorglin)
- Listowel Writers’ Week
- Kerry Film Festival
- Killarney Races
- Rally of the Lakes (Killarney)
- Ring of Kerry Cycle
- Dingle Food and Wine Festival
Being a Kerryman – By John B Keane
Being a Kerryman, in my opinion, is the greatest gift that God can bestow on any man. When you belong to Kerry you know you have a head start on the other fellow. In belonging to Kerry you belong to the elements, to the spheres spinning in the Heavens. You belong to History and Language and Romance and Ancient Song. It is almost unbearable being a Kerryman and it is an awesome responsibility.