Local Things to Do

local Attractions

Helen's Bar

Nestled between Kilmackillogue and the harbour, Helen’s Bar is a hidden gem. It has become famous for Helen’s warm welcome and traditional pub atmoshphere.

Local Pub & Accommodation, loved by everyone

+353 (0)64 668310
Kilmackillogue Pier, Tuosist


Derreen Garden

Set on a peninsula at the head of Kilmackillogue harbour and surrounded by the Caha Mountains, the garden at Derreen covers 60 acres. A network of winding paths passes through a mature woodland garden laid out 150 years ago with sub tropical plants from around the world and incomparable views of the sea and mountains.

Tea Room, Walks through an impressive garden



Healy Pass

Healy Pass is an incredible route found in southwest Ireland between Co Cork and Co Kerry. It is a perfect diversion from the longer Ring of Beara route. The  R457 winds through a desolate, otherworldly landscape, passing between two of the highest summits in the Caha mountain range and rising to 334 metres above sea level.

Great route to take in the unusual but beautiful landscape

Lorge Chocolatier

Benoit Lorge, award winning chef, creates high quality chocolates for gourmet shops and upscale hotels and restaurants. The chocolates are hand made in Bonane, just 10 km from Kenmare on the Glengarriff Road and are distributed nationally.

Online shop, Retail Outlet, Chocolate Classes



Gleninchaquin Park

Gleninchaquin Park provides breath-taking landscapes and scenery in which it is a sheer delight to wander around over streams with log bridges, mountain paths with carved steps, through rock passes and much more.



The Ewe Experience

Visit Ireland’s only interactive and interpretative sculpture garden in a spectacular waterfall oasis.


Star Outdoors

Star Outdoors has full-on land and water activities for everyone. They also have on site a fantastic restaurant serving the freshest seafood brought in from nearby Castletownbere. 

Just a few of their activities include; cruise trips on the Kenmare Bay, kayaking, canoeing, paintballing, crazy golf, obstacle course, and more.



Molly Gallivan's

Molly Gallivan’s 200 yr old Cottage & Traditional farm is a family run Visitor Centre. At Molly Gallivan’s you will experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity & modern conveniences. Her farm is complete with animals, fowl & traditional farm machinery. 


Ring Of Beara

Beara is one of five peninsulas that form the distinctive jagged-edged ‘fingers’ in South West Ireland.  Come have a drive around, you won’t be disappointed.


The Wild Atlantic way

Chance upon hidden corners of Ireland along this spectacular coastal route. Explore wild beauty and unique experiences on an unforgettable shoreline.


Ring Of Kerry

Explore The Ring of Kerry, no ordinary road.



local events

Kenmare, our local market town hosts many amazing events throughout the summer months. Quest Kenmare marks the beginning of the holiday season. Other events include Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare, Kenmare Annual Regatta,  Vikingdom Raft Race, Kenmare’s Bastille Day, Live on the Pier and more!

Vikingdom Raft Race
Quest Kenmare
Kenmare's Bastille Day
Beara Cyle Race