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Since its' origins in 1678, the heritage town of Kenmare, Co. Kerry has been one of Ireland's most idyllic destinations. Nestled peacefully at the mouth of the Kenmare Bay, a visit to Kenmare leaves lasting memories with its colourful shop fronts, unrivalled range of restaurants and stunning scenery.

Kenmare Wins IPB Pride of Place Award

Kenmare won the overall prize in the Population Category (1,500-4,000 residents). It is a national, 32-county award that, according to sources at Kerry County Council, is 'notoriously difficult to win.' Congratulations again to the entire community of Kenmare - volunteers and businesses alike - who have worked together to achieve so much. Here is how Kenmare was described on the IPB Pride of Place website, including the judges' citation. Read more.....


Holy Cross Church Kenmare celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year. The local history group has compiled a book to commemorate this occasion. This comprehensive social history is of immense interest to anyone with Kenmare roots who wishes to treasure the heritage of their ancestors. For further information and to purchase a copy of this book, visit http://kenmareparish.com/holy-cross-church-150.