Travel — Ireland
Cork & Southwest Ireland
Counties of South/Southwest Ireland
— Cork, Limerick & Kerry
— Killarney Sightseeing & Fun Tours
County Cork is located in the Southwest — it's the southernmost and largest county in Ireland (see map above). Its spectacular coastline, ancient castles, historic sites, fabulous food, and fun outdoor activities make it one of Ireland's top destinations.
Fun Cork Attractions include the historic Blarney Castle (be sure to kiss its famous "Blarney Stone"), old churches, fun wildlife parks... and a "must-see" indoor-covered English Market (fun for foodies).
Foodies (especially seafood lovers) are drawn to West Cork — it's reputed to be one of Ireland's top gourmet spots. Visit the quaint fishing villages of Schull and Skibbereen, tour Dun na Sead Castle, Mizen Head and West Cork Model Railway Village. Fun summer events include "A Taste of West Cork" Food Festival and the Ballydehob Jazz Festival.
County Kerry is home to several of Ireland's most popular destinations — Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, Gap of Dunloe, Ross Castle, and the Ring of Kerry. It's also home to some of Ireland's best spas, so be sure to pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment.
— Dingle Bay & Dingle Peninsula
The beautiful Dingle Peninsula is located on the southwest coast of County Kerry. One of the most picturesque destinations in Ireland, Dingle Bay makes a great day trip from Cork or Killarney.
— Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland's most
visited attractions — its circular
tour route offers visitors some of the most
landscapes and stunning coastline along Ireland's southwest
— Killarney & Lakes of Killarney
Rich in history, culture and traditions, Killarney and its beautiful surrounding countryside (and famous Lakes of Killarney), makes it an ideal base for travelers who are touring Ireland's spectacular Southwest.
South & South West
Famous for its natural beauty, ancient castles and historic sites, the South of Ireland encompasses the picturesque counties of Cork, Kerry, and Limerick.
Fun area attractions include:
- Aghadoe ruins
- Bantry House & Gardens
- Barryscourt Castle
- Beara Way
- Blasket Centre
- Dun Chaoin, Dingle Peninsula
- Brownshill Dolmen
- Cahir Castle
- on a rocky island in the River Suir, County Tipperary
- Charles Fort Kinsale
- Cork City Gael Heritage Center
- Derrynane House
- Desmond Castle
- Dingle Bay & Dingle Peninsula
- Doneralie Wildlife Park
- Dungarvan Castle
- Fota Arboretum & Gardens
- Gap of Dunloe
- Garinish Island
- Glengarrif Harbor,
- Gougane Barra
(Forest Park & St. Finbarr's Oratory)
- Holycross Abbey
- Huntington Castle & Gardens
- Jerpoint Abbey
- Killarney National Park
- Lakes of Killarney
- Mizen Head Irish Lights Signal Station
- Muckrock House
- Reginald's Tower
- Quays of Waterford
- Ring of Kerry
- spectacular beaches and ancient monuments; one of Ireland's top tourist attractions
- Roscrea Castle
& Damer House
- Ross Castle
- Skellig Islands
Michael, 6th century monastic ruins & nature reserve
- St. Mary's Church
Sightseeing & Tours
Killarney is located in County Kerry, in Southwestern Ireland. See the ruins of Aghadoe, Gap of Dunloe, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Gardens, Torc Waterfall and spectacular views of the famed lakes of Killarney.
Take a FUN Full-Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry — one of Ireland's top tourist attractions.
Tours & Day Trips
County Cork main page
County Cork Attractions
West Cork, Fishing Villages