You would expect me to say County Antrim is my favourite as it is the one I am currently living, and that could not be further from the truth. Ireland is a beautiful country with stunning natural beauty and personally, my two favourite counties are Donegal & Kerry. They are absolutely stunning in winter and in summer, the people are extremely friendly, even though I struggle with the Kerry accent and sometimes I do not understand 100% what they are telling me, I guess it is still the beauty of it.
Kerry is a county in Ireland located on the South-West Region and it has some stunning places as the National Park in Killarney and stunning cliffs in the little cute and colourful sea town of Dingle. Here are my top 5 things to do in Kerry, my personal favourite County of the Emerald Island.
- Drive the Wild Atlantic Way to Dingle. You can follow the Wild Atlantic way all throughout County Kerry. It is a tourism trail from the West Coast of Ireland, a driving route that passes through nine counties and three different Irish provinces. It is about 2.500 km in length and it travels from North to South of the island of Ireland. It is an easy route to follow to get to County Kerry, you get to enjoy the natural beauties of Ireland while driving.
- Dingle Peninsula. This will take you a few days as there are plenty of things to discover on the Dingle Peninsula. From the Eask Tower to the Dunquin Harbour, the whole Peninsula is full of beauty & history. It is the westernmost part of Ireland and it is said to be one of the most famous for Irish-language memoirs documenting rural life in the 1800s and 1900s.
- Killarney National Park. Just one hour and 20 minutes away from Dingle, you find the Killarney National Park. It is the first National Park in Ireland and it was created when the Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932. The main objective of the park is natural conservation and the ecosystems living in the park. In it you also have traditional farm house where you can see how people lived back in the day.
- Food in Harrington’s & Ice Cream at Murphy’s. A mix of seafood and fast foo dare the main dishes for Harrington’s enjoy a great fish and chips and then follow it by going to Murphy’s an ice cream place where I have eaten one of the most delicious ice creams ever. They have original flavours such as Pink Champagne Sorbet or Chocolate Whiskey and they are all to die for.
- Dingle town. It is the only town in the entire Dingle Peninsula and it mostly lives from tourism, fishing and agriculture. The town is pretty small but colourful and full of life. It is great walking around through the little streets and why not? A pub crawl never hurt nobody. There is the distillery for any whiskey lovers and there are daily tours to see Fungi, known as the Dingle dolphin as it has been living in the area for about 31 years.