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Highlights in County Kerry
- Spectacular rocky coastline
- Hospitable locals
- Highest mountains in Ireland
- Fascinating villages to explore
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Holiday homes and rentals in County Kerry
County Kerry is simply amazing! It is home to Ireland's most iconic scenery, with surf-pounded sea cliffs and soft golden strands, emerald-green farmland interlaced by stone walls, mist-shrouded bogs and rugged mountain peaks. Find a holiday home in one of the region’s charming towns such as Killarney or Kenmare, or opt for one of the many picturesque coastal villages such as Portmagee and Kells, the latter which affords ridiculous views over the beautiful Dingle bay and Blasket Islands.Tradition and modern homes in memorable locations
Rent a traditional stone-walled Irish rental nestled between mountains on one side, and the sea on the other, then sit out on the patio or garden and take in the unique views of this mysterious land. Or go for a bright, modern property fitted with all modern conveniences to ensure your comfort, such as underfloor heating and a sauna. Or if there are just two of you, opt for one of the many cozy, urban homes in towns like Killarney, finished to the highest of standards.
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The area and getting around
Most people fly to Kerry via Shannon or Kerry Airport, both which link to major cities across Europe. Kerry is a county that constitutes the south-west of Ireland and which houses Ireland’s most rugged coastline and highest mountains. Right in the middle is Killarney, the most popular town to visit in the county, full to the brim with bars, restaurants, and a fascinating history and culture.The myriad villages of County Kerry
Explore the wonderful village of the ancient land! Caherdaniel offers its lucky visitors colourful houses and deep waterways, white beaches and clear crystal waters. Ballinskelligs is the ideal village to immerse yourself in the traditional Irish culture, where Gaelic is the predominant language. Beaufort is home to over 100 historic attractions, most notably Old Dunloe Castle and Corr Castle. These are just three of oh so many to explore and discover at your own leisure.
Travellers and activities
Carrauntoohil, the highest point in the country, is the number one choice for hikers in Kerry. It is a strenuous but highly rewarding 4 to 6 hour climb up to its 1,039 metre peak. To get off the beaten track, step away from the famous peaks and you’ll find wild, rough lands, and a glorious scenery of lakes, glens, and ancient oak woodlands. Step even further away and you’ll reach the coast, where the sea has smashed the land apart; the hills end abruptly in spectacular cliffs hundreds of metres high, and the coves and islands combine with the gentle pace of life and famous Irish hospitality to provide a truly monumental experience.Kerry for surfers
Kerry is Ireland's secret surf kingdom, with endless stretches of wild, sandy beaches and brilliant Atlantic breaks. Try your hand at surfing on the remarkable Inch beach. One of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in Ireland, surfing here will be an experience you will treasure until the end of times. Beginners can sign up for once-off surf lesson at Offshore Surf School.
Charlie Chaplin was a regular visitor to and big fan of Kerry, and to this day, a statue of Chaplin overlooks Ballinskelligs Bay in Waterville!
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If you really want a taste of Irish culture, then make sure to take in a quirky Irish festival in Kerry. Puck Fair is Ireland's oldest traditional festival. For three wild and crazy days in August, a wild mountain goat is captured and made king! Partake in the parades, street entertainment, busking, face painting, music and dance, all washed down with a Guinness or ten!2. Slosh up at Kerry’s best pub
Bunkers in Killorglin is the highest-rated pub in all of Kerry, and believe me, the competition is fierce! Pull up next to the log fire, order a refreshing pint or one of its many fine wines, and feast on the homemade food, such as the steaming hot chicken and mushroom pie! Heaven!3. Gaze up to the stars
The skies over south-west Kerry have been designated a gold-tier dark sky reserve, the only one in the northern hemisphere. This makes it the best place for stargazing anywhere north of the equator. See the Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxy without any astronomical equipment!4. Drive the Ring of Kerry
A 120 mile loop, much of which hugs the coastline, the Ring of Kerry is considered one of the most beautiful driving routes in the world. As an added bonus, it starts and ends in what is generally considered Ireland’s most gorgeous town – Killarney5. Visit the island made famous in The Last Jedi
One of the most impressive sites from the ancient Christian world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was made famous when it appeared as a set in The Last Jedi. It feels like a galaxy far, far away, but it's tantalisingly close to home.
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in County Kerry
How much do the holiday homes in County Kerry cost on average?
Based on its annual average price of €157.65, County Kerry is not a destination that stands out as being the most expensive or the cheapest in Ireland.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in County Kerry?
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should travel to County Kerry in March, January, and October which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of €140.78, €141.59, and €146.14 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When does the price of holiday homes in County Kerry go up the most?
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in County Kerry, the most expensive months are, in descending order, June, July and August with average prices per night of €187.26, €181.24, and €171.04, respectively.
Is County Kerry a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
If you decide to discover County Kerry, we recommend organising your travels long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 60% in the year 2020.
Which months offer the highest availability?
In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in County Kerry were January, November, and May with average availabilities of 63%, 54.25% and 53.8%, respectively.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in County Kerry?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 10% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by July (10.75%), and September (29.25%).
How many holiday rentals are there in County Kerry?
Holidu has around 1300 properties in County Kerry, offered by 17 different partners.