The Southwest Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Southwest Vacation

Ever since Killarney was first "discovered" by William Thackeray and Sir Walter Scott, visitors have been searching for superlatives to describe the deep blue lakes, dark green forests, and purple mountainsides of this romantic region. Perhaps it was no surprise that things couldn't remain low-key here forever. Today, the Ring of Kerry coastal drive can be packed with tour buses from April to October, and Killarney's town center, thronged with scurrying visitors, clearly has its eye on the tourist dollar.

Hotels

The Southwest Hotels

For accommodations, the Southwest has some of the great country houses, including Adare Manor in County Limerick; Kenmare's... read more

Restaurants

The Southwest Restaurants

The Southwest can almost be described as one big culinary hot spot. Kenmare, Dingle, and Killarney all have a high... read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Southwest

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Southwest Experiences

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