Ring of Kerry

Our History

County Kerry has been referred to as ‘The Kingdom’ since the 1st century AD when the O’Connor chieftan Ciar took control of the territory between the Shannon esturary and the Maine river in the south. Before this, the territory was known as Clar na Cliabh or The Plain of Swords, but thanks to the O’Connors it became known as Ciar Raigh which translates as ‘Cair’s kingdom’ or possibly ‘Cair’s people’. Ciarraigh later became anglicised as Kerry, but was still referred to as ‘The Kingdom’ ever since. It is also said in Kerry that, “There are only two kingdoms, the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Kerry.” (Source)

County Kerry is one of six counties in the province of Munster. It is situated on the south-west coast of Ireland. Kerry shares a border with Cork to the east and Limerick to the north-east.

Carrantuohil on the Iveragh peninsula is the highest mountain in Ireland. It measures 3,414 feet high and forms part of MacGillycuddy Reeks. Because of its height, it is a very popular destination for mountain climbers. Mount Brandon on the Dingle peninsula is Ireland’s second highest peak.Brandon Mountain, Dingle. It is 3,127 feet in height and is a pilgrimage site because of its close association with Saint Brendan, the patron saint of Kerry.

The most well-known lakes in Kerry are located close to Killarney. There are three main lakes situated there; Lough Leane, Muckross Lake (which is also known as Middle Lake) and the Upper Lake. Lough Leane is the largest of these three lakes. The lakes are a very popular tourist attraction because of their beauty and their suitability for trout and salmon fishing. (Source)

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Gearóid Kearney

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Fiona Cremins

Digital Humanities Graduate

Useful Info

TownsMore Info
KillarneyTown website (link)
Wikipedia (link)
TraleeTown website (link)
Wikipedia (link)
DingleDingle Peninsula (link)
Wikipedia (link)
ListowelTown website (link)
Wikipedia (link)
CastleislandTown website (link)
Wikipedia (link)
CommunityMore Info
MeetupsOpen Heart Meditation (link)
Kingdom Connect (link)
Tralee/Kerry Friendship Club (link)
Creative IrelandKerry (link)
TransportMore Info
Ferry, Rail, Bus, TaxiLonely Planet (link)
Tripadvisor (link)
Bus OnlyLocal Link Kerry (link)
AirportKerry Airport (link)
List of Airports in Kerry (link)
Tech RequirementsMore Info
Broadband ProvidersThere are six main broadband providers in Kerry.
– Sky
– eir
– Vodafone
– Pure Telecom
– Digiweb
– Regional Broadband

Tech HubResearch Development Innovation Hub (link)
Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub (link)
Co-working spacesList of Spaces across Kerry (link)
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info
HikingBest Trails in County Kerry (link)
Walking and Hiking Trails (link)
GreenwayTralee to Fenit Greenway (link)
North Kerry Greenway (link)
South Kerry Greenway (link)
ZooCoolwood Wildlife Park and Zoo, Killarney (link)
National ParksKillarney National Park (link)
Mansions and Stately HomesMuckross House (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info
Killarney10 Things to do when it’s raining (link)
Co. KerryA rainy day in County Kerry (link)
Dingle Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium (link)
TraleeKerry County Museum (link)
Social MediaMore Info
WebsitesCounty Council (link)
Discovery Kerry (link)
TwitterCounty Council (link)
Kerry SciTech (link)
Radio Kerry (link)
Facebook PagesSouth Kerry Greenway (link)
InstagramKerry County Council (link)
iamofkerryireland (link)

Any Kerryman will tell you that there are only two Kingdoms: the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Kerry – “One is not of this world, and the other is out of this world.”


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