Welcome to Mid Kerry the heart of everything County Kerry
The heart of Kerry where two peninsula’s face each other – the Iveragh Peninsula know throughout the world as the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula.
Mid Kerry is the most part of the Ring of Kerry which outlines the coastline towns of the Iveragh Peninsula.
The combination of ocean, islands and mountains with so many picturesque villages makes a trip to Kerry an exciting journey of discovery.
Spectacular mountain ranges – the McGillycuddy Reeks and Slieve Mish Mountain, hidden valleys, secret lakes, flowing rivers that lead to the sea, blue flag beaches with stunning sand dunes, designated Special Areas of Conservation with fascinating wildlife, rural farmlands and hills leading to the waters of Castlemaine Harbour and Dingle Bay.
This is the spirit of Irish life with busy town and villages full of character and charm. This is where the traditions of farming meets fishing and technology and where community and services are there for all.
Mid Kerry is an ideal location to base your Holiday in Kerry, its acts as a Gateway to both the Dingle Pennisula and the Ring of Kerry(Iveragh Peninsula). Mid Kerry offers everything the visitor needs with beautiful scenery, bustling villages, activities, attractions, history and ancestory, festivals, markets and much much more. The Mid Kerry area is made up of numerous towns and villages. With same family run business. Mid Kerry has it all with contrast.
Keel, Boolteens and Castlemaine area’s are have, mountain’s such as the Short Mountain Road and Bothar Na gCloch providing elevated views over the entire area. Castlemaine itself is famed as the birth place of the ‘Wild Colonial Boy’ – Jack Duggan, the famous Australian outlaw. This is a popular local walker with Mountains, hills and wooded walks. View the Ogham Stones at Ardcanaugh.
Milltown offers a range of attractions and activities for the visitor. A reat location for birdwatchers, to river and wooded areas. There are many chances to see early Christian sites, close by are White church Abbey and the Abbey at Kilcolman. Milltown has weekly Cattle and Sheep marts.
Cromane is a fishing village between Killorglin and Glenbeigh Village. Where one can view the Brandon Mountain Range, Slieve Mish Mountains and the McGillycuddy Reeks in the same place. Cromane Beach is family friendly and offers public toilets. A ideal location to relax and stroll along the beach and take in the magnificent scenery and views.
Glenbeigh is a lovely and lively destination. Enjoy the Golden Sand at Rossbeigh beach which stretches for more than 4 kilometre’s. This stunning beach is perfect for swimming, windsurfing. The Behy River is very popular with both local and visiting anglers. September sees the Glenbeigh Horse Racing Festival take place on the beach. With Kerry’s very own bog village at Ballincleave at the Red Fox. Glenbeigh is a must do while in Kerry.
Caragh Lake is located along the Ring of Kerry road towards Glenbeigh just 5 kilometre’s from Killorglin it has many water based activities such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing, fishing is also immense here with the upper and lower Caragh River being a firm great for anglers. Caragh Lake Forest is set on the lakeshore and adds to this wonderful location with the mountains as a glorious backdrop.
Glencar is surrounded by the Macgillycuddy Reeks Mountain Range. Glencar Valley is dramatic in all three main routes into the valley are among the most spectacular and beautiful of Irish landscape scenery. Glencar is a nature lover’s paradise, the area is naturally beautiful with Lickeen Forest, Caragh River and Caragh Lake adding to the the area’ sights. The outstanding preservation of natural habitats has ensured the survival of many important indigenous species. Glencar offers the lover of the outdoors easy access to the finest facilities from world class salmon and trout fishing, cycling, walking and climbing routes. The Kerry Way is Ireland’s premiere signed long distance walking route which winds it way through Glencar from the Black Valley leading to Glenbeigh.
The village of Beaufort You can walk, climb, go on horse back, jaunting car through this area which offers 10km of walks and 5 lakes. Visit some of the oldest Natural Woods in Ireland at Tomies Wood. Take a stroll in the ruins of Dunloe Castle Tower House and Gardens. Carrantouhill the highest peak in the McGillicuddy Reeks in the area, this is a magnet for climbers and walkers.
Killorglin World Famous for Puck Fair held every year on the 10th, 11th & 12th of August. is one of Ireland’s Oldest street Festival which offers great street entertainment, funfairs and Fire works, family fun for all. The town is bridging point on the Salmon rich river Laune and serves as a gateway to the Ring of Kerry and Iveragh Peninsula. With history and experience on offer in the area. Watch the rowing on the River Laune or catch a wild salmon on the River Laune. Take the children to the playground or simply take a seat and enjoy the sights and sounds of this bustling modern town.