townKenmare is known as ‘An Neidín’ in Irish, which means ‘The Little Nest’, so come and be nurtured in our heritage town and enjoy its hospitality. Kenmare has long been established as Ireland’s gourmet capital and has a wide variety of hotels, guesthouses and self-catering accommodation. For a full list of activities and places to stay, visit Kenmare’s dedicated website


Kenmare is easily accessible by road, rail or air. Kerry airport is just a 60-minute drive away and Cork International airport takes about 90 minutes. Regular mainline train services run from Dublin to Killarney which is a 40-minute drive away.

Approximate distances to Kenmare

  • Kerry Airport – 48km/30m
  • Killarney – 33km/20m
  • Dingle – 118km/74m
  • Cork Airport – 96km/60m
  • Shannon Airport – 176km/110m
  • Dublin Airport – 336km/210m
  • Rosslare Ferry – 304km/190m
  • Limerick – 144km/90m
  • Galway – 248km/155m