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 KinsaleGarnish 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.

Killarney National Park

Upper Lake - Killarney National Park

Altar Wedge Tomb

Altar Wedge Tomb

Ballinskelligs Bay

Ballinskelligs Bay

Baltimore Beacon

Baltimore Beacon

Drombeg Stone Circle

Drombeg Stone Circle

Bromore Cliffs

Bromore Cliffs

Cork City

Shandon Bridge Cork

Blasket Sound

Blasket Sound

Dursey Island

Dursey Island

Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory

Grange Stone Circle

Grange Stone Circle

Gougane Barra

St. Finbarr's Oratory - Gougane Barra

Great Blasket Island

Great Blasket Island

Ilnacullin – Garnish Island

Ilnacullin - Garnish Island

Inchydoney Island

Inchydoney Island

Macroom Castle

Macroom Castle

Mizen Head

Mizen Head

Old Head of Kinsale

Old Head of Kinsale

Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall