Similar by name but contrasting in nature and location within the Emerald Isle and all well worth a visit.
Kilkenny, to the South East in County Kilkenny the embodiment of many visitors’ imaginations of Ireland. Rich in art and culture, the city is host to the Kilkenny Arts Festival. Its medieval heritage is evident in the city’s historical buildings and landmarks, starting with the magnificent Kilkenny Castle, which dominates the city. The original Anglo-Norman stone castle was built for the 4th Earl of Pembroke during the 13th century and later became the Irish residence of the powerful Butler family for almost 600 years.
To the South West in County Kerry, the town of Killarney, one of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations, has many interesting shops, cafés, restaurants and traditional pubs. The jewel in the crown is the beautiful Killarney National Park, best explored by traditional horse drawn carriage Jaunting Car, to discover the hidden delights of the park and its famous lakes which captivate all with their beauty and charm.
Crossing over from County Kerry to County Clare, experience the ferry from Shannon to Killimer followed by a scenic coastal drive to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher & Visitor Experience, a UNESCO Geo Park. A haven for nesting seabirds and on a clear day, enjoy spectacular views of the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara.
As well as spectacular beauty, County Clare is the renowned heartland of traditional music, nowhere else will you find such a concentration of talented musicians, singers and dancers.