When the sun shines in Kerry, there’s no better place to be but since our Irish climate isn’t as predictable as we would like, here’s a few things to do on those rainy days while on holiday in Kerry. All the actitivies are within easy access of Jacks’ Station Bar, our Award Winning Restaurant and our Coastguard Cottages in beautiful Cromane. We’re really are conveniently located to most things in The Kingdom.
DERRYNANE HOUSE, CAHERDANIEL
At the southern tip of the Iveragh Peninsula is Derrynane House, the ancestral home of one of the greatest figures of Irish history. Daniel O’Connell, known as ‘The Liberator’, was a lawyer, politician and statesman. The house now displays many unique relics of O’Connell’s life, including a triumphal chariot presented to him by the citizens of Dublin in 1844 and the very bed in which he passed away three years later.
Visit Derrynane House for more information.
DINGLE OCEAN WORLD, DINGLE
Oceanworld Aquarium is located in Dingle, County Kerry and is Ireland’s largest aquarium.
The Aquarium hosts a collection of magnificent Sand Tiger Sharks, Gentoo Penguins , Asian Short-Clawed Otters and includes an abundance of different fish species. Experience this enchanting underwater world and learn the wonders of the ocean.
For opening hours and bookings visit their Dingle Oceanworld.
OLD BARRACKS, CAHERSIVEEN
Why not take the time to pay a visit to the newly revamped Old Barracks in Cahersiveen situated on the world-renowned Wild Atlantic Way. This iconic building is home to the Daniel
O’Connell visitor centre and local history museum. The Old Barracks is full of history dating back to its construction from 1870 – 1875. Its life mirrors all significant events in Irish history from the Civil War and War of Independence right through to the Ireland of today.
For more information visit Old Barracks.
The Aqua Dome is one of Irelands Largest Indoor Waterworld’s & Premier Tourist Attractions located on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Aqua Dome offers tropical temperatures all year round and is a Great Day Out for all the family whatever the weather! It is brimming with exciting features that captures the imagination of both child and adult alike. The Aqua Dome is fun for swimmers & non-swimmers.
For opening hours and more information visit Aquadome.
SKELLIG SIX 18 DISTILLERY, CAHERSIVEEN
Take a trip to Cahersiveen and enjoy a guided tour around Skellig Six 18 Distillery, where every drop of delicious Skellig Six18 Gin has been distilled. Discover the process behind the special recipe, rooted right here in this landscape. Raise your spirits with a gin and whiskey tasting experience. Their unique position on the Atlantic Coast means there are many beautiful scenic routes that take you directly to their doors.
For bookings and more information visit Skellig Six 18
CRAG CAVE, CASTLEISLAND
Discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 million years old Crag Cave is a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. It is an all weather visitor attraction located in Castleisland Co. Kerry 2 km off the N21.Crag Cave is an ancient fossil cave system, older than mankind itself, within which can be seen the natural forces that created the complex and beautiful passages – a must see!
For tickets and more information visit Crag Cave.
SEA SYNERGY MARINE AWARENESS & ACTIVITY CENTRE, WATERVILLE
Sea Synergy is a Marine Awareness, Research and Activity Centre – activities include stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking in Waterville’s scenic Lough Currane. Guided eco-tours will show you the amazing views and wildlife as well as develop your skills as a paddler. Explore the rocky shores of Kerry’s wild coastline on our Seashore Safaris, or jump in and explore the underwater world on snorkeling tours to discover marine life Irish waters have to offer. The Activity Centre offers a variety of meaningful activities, workshops, and adventures that empower all ages. All this can be done on a rainy day or sunny day but we think one that definitely should be added to your to do list
For information on opening hours visit their WEBSITE
SKELLIG CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Located on The Skelligs Ring, just off the main Ring of Kerry road and nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way. Skelligs Chocolate is Ireland’s only fully ‘open plan’ chocolate production kitchen where you can get up close and see your chocolatey treats being made in front of you. Take some time and talk to our friendly staff while you taste some ridiculously fresh (and free) chocolate samples as you take in the incredible scenery. Visitors will see all of production – young and old will love it!
For information on opening hours visit SKELLIG CHOCOLATE
After that all that sightseeing, you are sure to be hungry so warm up by our fire in the bar with a glass of whiskey or a pint or pop into the restaurant for a bowl of our famous seafood chowder – we would advise you give us a quick call on 066 9769102 to check if we have a table for dinner or if you’re very organised pre-book online HERE!