Kenmare, from the Irish “An Neidín” meaning “the little nest”, is a beautiful town on the Ring of Kerry in the south of County Kerry.
Kenmare is one of Ireland’s finest Heritage Towns, surrounded by a stunning landscape, with the Ring of Kerry to the north and the Ring of Beara to the south.
It is a popular hillwalking destination given its location near the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Mangerton Mountain, and Caha Mountains.
Founded in the 1670s, the town is located at the head of Kenmare Bay at the junction of the Iveragh Peninsula and the Beara Peninsula.
One of the largest stone circles in Ireland is close to the town, dating back to the Bronze Age. The circle has 15 stones around the circumference with a boulder dolmen in the centre.
The town library was opened in 1918 and is one of the Carnegie Libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie.
The town is noted for its food and pubs and is a hugely popular tourist destination.
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