The Southwest Sights

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Adare Heritage Centre

  • Information Center

This center is home to an array of helpful facilities, including a restaurant and three retail outlets (one sells sweaters, another crafts,...


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

This an outstanding place to get a feel for what Killarney is all about: lake and mountain scenery. Stand beside Aghadoe's 12th-century...

Blasket Centre

  • Information Center

The Blasket Islands (An Bhlaskaoid Mhóir) are among Ireland's most extraordinary islands. The largest visible from Ceann Sleibne is...

Caherciveen Parish Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This large, elaborate, neo-Gothic structure dominates the main street. It was built in 1888 of Newry granite and black limestone to honor...

Caragh Lake

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

A signpost to the right outside Glenbeigh points to Caragh Lake, a tempting excursion south to a beautiful expanse of water set among...

Cill Rialaig

  • Museum/Gallery

West of Waterville and 1 km (½ mile) before the Irish-speaking village of Ballinskelligs is the Cill Rialaig Arts Centre. This is the...

Clogher Strand

  • Beach–Sight

This dramatic, windswept stretch of rocks and sand visible below the coast road to the north of Slea Head is not a safe spot to swim,...

Cruises Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

An inviting pedestrian thoroughfare, this street has chic shops and occasional street entertainers. ...

Derrynane House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

The Ring of Kerry has very few beautiful and historic country houses, so many visitors here enjoy making a special excursion to Derrynane...

Dunbeg Fort

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Perched on the very edge of a Dingle Bay cliff, and set in the small district of Fahan (which is part of the larger township of Ventry),...