Sports & Activities

The mild climate makes Kerry the perfect location to enjoy outdoor activities all year round.  Whether you are enthused by climbing the highest mountain in Ireland or walking the network or market trails, the beaches or in the National Park or enjoy water sports, pony trekking, golfing or another pastime, Kerry can offer it all.  For golfers it’s a world-class destination, its courses are amongst the most scenically appointed in the world from mature parklands to the beauty of classic links land.  Golfers can enjoy a challenge at the internationally renowned courses such as Waterville, Killarney and Ballybunion; which are amongst the many other courses in Kerry regularly praised by experts and commentators.  The Old Course at Ballybunion has a world-wide reputation for being a ‘true test’.  There are also many clubs which cater for gaelic games, soccer, rugby, tennis and badminton in the county.  This, together with Kerry’s vibrant arts and culture scene of traditional, classical and contemporary music, dance, visual arts and literature ensures a dynamic social and cultural event.

Kerry is a Golfers’ Haven.  The old course in Ballybunion is consistently rated by the top professional golfers and top golf journalists as being amongst the best 10 in the world.

Horse racing in Caherciveen, Dingle, Killarney, Listowel and other locations as well as greyhound racing in Tralee are popular social events for locals, tourists and company outings.



Tourist Developments

A number of Tourism initiatives and developments are underway in Kerry including the Wetlands Centre which includes a water activity area with artificial lake, walks, cycle way and childrens' play area. Adjoining it to the west of the steam railway is the nature zone with wildlife habitats, bird hides and viewing tower. An eco-friendly visitor services centre overlooks the park.