Discover Ireland’s Southwest
The counties Cork and Kerry in the southwest of the Emerald Isle are blessed with a diverse, quite mountainous landscape as well as a fascinating coastline. Here one encounters the typical image of Ireland with gentle hills and green meadows against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. In the far west there are five peninsulas that could not be more different. Dingle and Iveragh – around this peninsula leads the famous tourist road “Ring of Kerry” – are located completely in the “Kingdom”, as Kerry is also often called. While the county border runs across the Beara Peninsula, the Sheep’s Head and Mizen Peninsulas to the south lie in West Cork.
Sights like Skellig Michael, Killarney National Park, Slea Head Drive or Ring of Kerry, the Old Head of Kinsale, Garnish Island or Cork City guarantee a memorable stay. Colorful places in the southwest of the Emerald Isle such as Dingle, Killarney, Kinsale, Kenmare or Sneem attract many visitors year after year. However, things are much more leisurely in the more rural regions. Here people like to have a chat and on the narrow side roads you still salute to oncoming vehicles – whether you know their drivers or not.