PICS: The longest rope bridge in Ireland is about to be unveiled in Kerry 5 years ago

PICS: The longest rope bridge in Ireland is about to be unveiled in Kerry

As if we needed another reason to visit the Kingdom.

Kerry is already one of Ireland’s most popular destinations, but tourists will soon be given yet another reason to flock to the south west with the opening of a new tourist attraction next month.


According to Killarney Today, Kells Bay Gardens, already a stunning property in its own right, is due to open the Skywalk visitor attraction in the next fortnight, when it will be home to Ireland's longest rope bridge.

Measuring 112 feet in length and standing at a height of approximately 36 feet over the Delligeenagh River, it will be officially opened by archaeologist and businessman Sir Tim Smit when he comes to deliver a lecture at Kells Bay Gardens early next month.


Located on the south west coast approximately 15 minutes from Cahersiveen, Kells Bay Gardens is already home to Ireland’s largest palm tree (11 tonnes with a 7.5 metre trunk), as well as rare southern hemisphere plants, a waterfall, tree sculptures and bamboo gardens.


It is hoped that the new attraction will increase the annual number of visitors to Kells Bay Gardens from 10,000 to 15,000, some of whom might have to wrestle with a fear of (not very big) heights before taking their first steps on the Kingdom's newest tourist attraction.

All images via Eoin O Cuirc and Facebook/Kells Bay Gardens