The Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry

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  • 100 yr old shipwreck revealed at Rossbeigh

    Rossbeigh Storm Damage

    January 2014 saw the coasts of Kerry and much of Ireland battered by storms and record high tides. On Rossbeigh strand the partially submerged wreck of the 19th century schooner, The Sunbeam, was dislodged from the sands where it had been resting for over 100 years following it’s shipwreck.

    The wooden schooner built in 1860 in Exmouth, England was bought by Richard Kearon of Arklow. She was driven ashore in a storm and wrecked in January 1903 on a voyage bringing a shipment of flour from Kinvara to Cork. There was no loss of life.

  • 4 of Top 10 Irish Beaches are in Kerry

    According to Trip Advisor 4 of the Top 10 beach beaches in Ireland are in Kerry and 2 of those are on The Ring of Kerry.

    The Top 10 beaches in Ireland in a traveller's survey by TripAdvisor over the last 12 months are: 

  • Albert Roux, Irish food and The Ring of Kerry

    Albert Roux on The Ring of Kerry

    Albert Roux is well known not only in culinary circles but now also in every home due to the popularity of TV cooking programs. He ran three times Michelin Star restaurant Le Gavroche with his brother Michel. Yesterday he was in Dublin celebrating Irish Food and remembering fondly his holidays on the Ring of Kerry over a 10 year period.

  • Chickpea Chorizo and Kale Soup

    Chickpea, Chorizo and Kale Soup Recipe

    – Recipe from Karen Coakley of The Kenmare Foodies

    I have been set a challenge and don’t we all love a challenge in January. The challenge is to write a blog post for The Ring of Kerry website and a recipe for something that is low in fat, healthy, cheap and relates to Kerry!

  • Chocolatier Benoit + Valentine‚Äôs Day Recipe

    Guest post for The Ring of Kerry by Kenmare Foodies, Karen Coakley and Derick McMahon.

    We are very lucky to have worked for the past two years on Kenmare Food Carnival with one of our true Ring of Kerry Artisans, Benoit Lorge of Lorge Chocolatier. Benoit is an award winning Pastry Chef, who creates high quality chocolates for gourmet shops and high class hotels and restaurants. His chocolates are handmade in Bonane, just 5 Km from Kenmare on the Glengarriff road and are distributed nationally.

  • K Fest - Music and Arts Festival in Killorglin

    K Fest Killorglin

    K Fest is a fairly new and very welcome addition to the festival scene in Kerry. It is held in Killorglin over the June Bank Holiday weekend each year and offers a fresh take on art, music, poetry and all things cultural. 

    There's a wide range of interests catered for and all with a friendly, young energy. A great weekend for the young and the young at heart!

  • Kerry Lamb, one of our most natural delicacies

    Ring of Kerry Lamb

    Guest post for The Ring of Kerry by Kenmare Foodies, Karen Coakley and Derick McMahon.

    I recently discovered a recipe that I want to share more than any other recipe I have ever come across…. I moved to Kerry 13 years ago, I took a leap of faith with my husband and our then two sons, we have since invested and have added two Kerry babies to the pack. The leap wasn’t one that spanned oceans or continents but it crossed an even bigger divide, that of the Cork and Kerry border.

  • Mussel Farming in Kenmare Bay

    Mussel Farming in Kenmare Bay

    Guest post for The Ring of Kerry by Kenmare Foodies, Karen Coakley and Derick McMahon.

    Once in a while it takes something special, maybe a place, a person or a community to make really good food. Food that is sustainable, has a low impact on the environment, food that is understood by those who love what they do and who have a deep respect for their surroundings and ecosystem. You see last week we went on a boat trip…

  • Potato and Wild Leek Soup

    Guest post for The Ring of Kerry by Kenmare Foodies, Karen Coakley and Derick McMahon.

    I am writing this blog post on my deck as it is bathed in golden sunshine, it is reminding me of happy times that have passed, the welcome warm rays are what we all need after a winter that has brought us so much misery and hardship and wrecked and ruined our beautiful countryside with wave after wave of storms.

  • Pre-historic 4,000 year old forest in Ireland

    The storms that wreaked havoc on Ireland and the UK in January 2014 changed the face of the coastline. The force of the storm shifted sands and boulders striping beaches in one area only to deposit the material in another. Indeed new islands appeared at low tide and features of Ireland's rugged coastline and Wild Atlantic Way were revealed for the first time in living memory.

  • Tour The Ring of Kerry on a Classic Motorcycle

    Classic Royal Enfield Motorcycle

    County Limerick company Retro Ventures Ireland has become the first in Ireland to offer retro-style motorcycle hire, having imported a collection of bikes from Royal Enfield and Triumph.

    Hit the open roads and indulge your passion for old-school motorcycling in the stunning surroundings of The Ring of Kerry. You or someone you know might love this cool day out!