Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the picturesque town of Kenmare lies on two of the more famous Irish tourist attractions, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. Founded in 1670, the unique charm and inherent beauty of the town remains unchanged. The Tourist Board, Bórd Fáilte, officially recognized the historical, cultural and environmental significance of Kenmare by bestowing upon it the title of Kerry`s first Heritage Town.
Kenmare`s location nestled between the high mountains and the sea make it the most charming base camp you could wish for. The town is noted for its food and pubs. Kenmare has many fine restaurants, hotels and interesting craft shops, retains its links to a more ancient past. Not far from Market Street is the Bronze Age Druid's Circle, consisting of 15 standing stones.