August 15th, 2011
The 15th of August is the date of the annual Kenmare Fair. This event is one of the highlights of Kenmare’s Diary and is a must if you’ve never experienced it. (Not to be confused with the Kenmare Market Day every Wednesday) The town will be packed, so be prepared for trafffic chaos and parking madness – but it’s worth a visit as it’s a unique experience.
Fair day was a major part and parcel of all market towns in Ireland in days gone by, but now it’s all but a distant memory for most towns. Kenmare has one of the few remaining authentic Fairs and you’ll find all manor of beast and fowl on sale…
There’s something for everyone with an eclectic mix of horse sales, power tools, fortune telling, pints, music and a general madness in the air.
August 15th, 2011
If you are looking for Home Heating Oil in Kenmare or the surrounding area be sure to do a price check with Beara Oil who run a great service for kerosene, diesel, and home heating oil from Castletownbere.
September 5th, 2010
Derreen Garden is a wonderful place for an afternoon. A wonderful garden with subtropical conditions where exotic trees and shrubs flourish.
Opening Hours: 10am-6pm daily (but closed Mon-Thurs in August except by appointment)
Admission Charge: Adults €6.00, Children under 16 €3.00; Family Ticket (2 adults + children under 16) €18.00
Opens: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Tel: +353 (0)64 83588
September 5th, 2010
If you are visiting Kenmare and plan on heading over towards Killarney check out the Killarney Hotels before you go on the independent directory Killarney-Hotels.net
The official Killarney website Killarney.ie is another great source of information.
December 24th, 2009
Kenmare is a great spot for ringing in the New Year!
Come and join us and enjoy an exciting festival of food (and drink!) as well as some great craic!
Kenmare Park Hotel have their annual 2 night escape for New Years Eve with Black Tie Banquet and Brunch from €795
December 15th, 2009
There’s an exciting line-up of activities and entertainment for Christmas 2009 in Kenmare. Read the rest of this entry »
July 24th, 2009
10km charity run in Kenmare!
Kenmare Inca Trail 10km run in aid of Focus Ireland – this very worthy cause will also be an exciting run, set on a great course. All levels welcome – walk, jog or run. It’s all for a good cause.
Voucher prize for positions 1, 2 and 3.
Sun 2nd August – Start @ 1.30pm
Entry Fee €15 – Registration from 12.30pm
Route starting in community centre Kenmare to Sheen Falls, turn up Ashgrove, turn left at the top then left again when you meet the road and back around Roughty and back to Kenmare.
Contact Christina Foley on 087 9220292 or via email “christinafoley83 AT hotmail DOT com” for more datails.
July 10th, 2009
Lisa Stapelbroek has opened a stunning new Pilates studio at The Shelburne Schoolhouse just outside Kenmare on the Glengarriff Rd.
Lisa is a Stott Pilates certified instructor and runs Pilates classes and one to one sessions.
Contact Lisa on 086 8954353 if you’d like to attend a class or arrange individual tuition.
Email: shellschool [at] gmail.com
Directions: From Kenmare take the Glengarriff Rd and the Shelburne Schoolhouse is 5km out of town on the RHS. Parking is to the rear of the Schoolhouse.
June 25th, 2009
A new and exciting art gallery has just been opened in Kenmare…
Purcell Gallery on Main St has a very interesting collection of paintings for the discerning collector.
It’s a wonderful space and the gallery has assembled a very interesting show for their opening on Friday the 26th June.
The opening includes work by the following artists:
- Jack Donovan
- Tim Goulding
- Tom Kelleher
- Brian McMahon
- Jacqueline O’Driscoll
- Gearoid O’Shea
- Bridget Ryan
- Sarah Walker
June 12th, 2009
Skyline Gallery has just opened in Kenmare.
Here’s an example of the landscape photography on exhibit:
Skyline Gallery - Copyright Eoghan Kavanagh
The new gallery exhibits the stunning landscape work of photographer Eoghan Kavanagh. I would recommend a trip in to see the pieces as the internet doesn’t really do them justice. The visual impact of the photographs is hard to describe. The work has a crisp holographic quality as it is shot on a large format plate camera. The presentation is also unique and very appealing as the printing and mounting is done in-house. The photographs are hand printed and are available in limited edtions.
These photographs are works of art and are the perfect gift (or just indulge yourself and splash out!)