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12th Jun 2019

Skywalkers and stargazers – five reasons why Kerry is out of this world


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Here’s the reasons why Kerry is known as ‘the kingdom’

If someone told you they’re going to ‘see the stars’, where would you assume they’re going?

Hollywood? Space? Well think again. County Kerry has so much to offer when it comes to stars, in every sense of the word!

Whether you’re a skywalker or a stargazer, The Kingdom offers activities that you’ll agree are totally unmissable.

From blockbuster sets to astronomy events, Kerry is as good as it gets.

Let’s take a look at what’s on offer!

Dark Sky Tours

In the village of Ballinskellig, along the Wild Atlantic Way, Kerry Dark Sky Tourism offer an experience you won’t want to miss. It may just be the best location in the northern hemisphere to take in a night sky like this! Thanks to the lack of light pollution, over 6,000 stars are visible at once to the naked eye.

Sounds like something you’d be into? Rockshore are offering you and four mates the chance to see it yourselves, as part of one deadly day trip to Kerry. See more details on this competition here.

Water Sports

County Kerry is a favourite amongst surfing, kayaking and windsurfing enthusiasts. Several beaches in the county are internationally acclaimed, including Ballinskegs Beach. There, Skelligs Watersports offers a variety of water based activities for those keen to experience the spectacular South Kerry scenery.

Don’t worry, they cater to beginners too- if you’re just looking for a paddle!

Ring of Kerry

Nowhere in Ireland rivals the natural beauty of the Ring of Kerry. The scenic route is world class! Whether you’re an amateur hiker or professional photographer, it has so much to offer.

Why not make try become one with nature, rent out a bike and attempt to cycle it? While you’re there, go fishing in some of the beautiful freshwater rivers along the route!

Boat tours

What better way to experience the Kerry coastline than from above the waves? Skellig Michael Boat Trips allow you to get all the best views of the breathtaking landscape and wildlife. They run regular trips to the island where Star Wars Episode VII “The Force Awakens” was shot. You’d need more than ‘the force’ to resist this!


Killarney is the biggest and best town in County Kerry. Perfect to finish off your weekend away. They’ve got lots of lovely places to stay, world class restaurants, unique shopping experiences and a superb live music scene. Check out Killarney National Park and Ross Castle while you’re there!

Win a Star-Chasing weekend in Kerry for you and 4 friends. You’ll experience the Dark Sky Park in Kerry and some of the best coastal experiences that the area has to offer including a sunset surf and boat tour of the Skellig Islands. To be in with a chance of winning enter your details here. Good luck!

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