Be a tourist in your own county for a day

The Kerry Bog Village Museum in Glenbeigh is one of the various visitor attractions where there will be free entry. Included,from left, are John Mulvihill, proprietor, Michael Larkin, KTIF, Cllr Patrick Scarteen O’Connor, Mayor of Kerry; Cllr Michael Cahill, Darran O’Sullivan, Rosspoint Bar and Restaurant, Glenbeigh and Timmy Mulivhill, Kerry Bog Village Musuem.
Pictures: Valerie O’Sullivan

IN the current climate what could possibly be better that getting an opportunity to visit some of Kerry’s premier tourist attractions?

How about getting to do so free of charge?

The county will unveil many of its charms on Thursday, July 30 with free entry to visitor attractions as part of a new initiative launched by Kerry County Council and the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation. 

Kerry Tourism Day aims to showcase the incredible selection attractions throughout the kingdom with locals and visitors invited to experience free of charge for one day only.

The initiative aims to strengthen the referral economy by offering a countywide open house of visitor attractions and tourist experiences.

Mayor or Kerry, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, encouraged the people of Kerry to show their support for the initiative.

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“I would encourage everyone in Kerry to consider being a tourist in their own county for the day by visiting one of our participating visitor attractions while maintaining social distancing and adhering to public health guidelines,” he said.

“This is a really practical way to show your support for our local tourism industry at this challenging time,” the mayor added.

Participating visitor attractions include KPR Pony Rides, The Carol Cronin Gallery, Skelligs Chocolate Factory, Dingle Distillery, Kerry Bog Village Museum, Spirit in the Kingdom Guided Tours, Tig Bhric & West Kerry Brewery, Blennerville Windmill Visitor Centre, Dingle Darkroom, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Sidetracked Kenmare, Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail, Scanlon’s Pet Farm, Celtic Nature Walking Tours, Ross Golf Course, Skellig Gift Store and Outdoor Heritage Gallery, Killarney Lake Tours, Muckross Traditional Farms, Reeks Guiding Co, Wild Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail, Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park, Vincent Hyland Artist Gallery, Jane Hilliard Gallery, Muckross House and Gardens and Kenmare Heritage Tours.

Further details on what can be booked can be found on


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