It is possible to travel to the Cork/Kerry Region by plane, ferry, bus and train. The Region has two airports; Cork Airport is located 6 kilometres south of Cork City and Kerry County Airport is located just off the main road between Killarney and Tralee.
The Ferryport is located at Ringaskiddy 16 kilometres south east of Cork City. Bus Eireann operates extensive bus services in and out of Cork and Kerry and Irish Rail operate the network of rail services in the area
Cork and Kerry Region
The Cork Kerry region of South West Ireland is one of the most attractive holiday areas in Ireland.
This area has a spectacular coastline of over 1,000 km and has Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntoohil at 1,039 m. This Region also has Ireland’s most southerly point and the most westerly point.
The Cork Kerry Region is a region of scenic contrasts. The long indented coastline blends with spectacular mountains, and the many rivers and lakes combine with these mountains to give a landscape that offers much to the visitor.
This is a region where activity holidays play a large role in holiday plans, and County Cork has hosted the Irish Open Golf Championships on a number of occasions in recent years.
Long distance walking is very popular in the region, as are the many cycle routes. In all about 1,000 kms of developed walking routes are available and about the same distance of developed or planned cycling routes await the visitor.
With such a long coastline sea and shore fishing is widely available as is excellent game angling. Good coarse angling facilities are available in County Cork.
Visitors have been enjoying this Region for about 250 years and many of these early travellers visited Killarney in County Kerry and Blarney in County Cork.
The Cork Kerry region is also a special part of Ireland that has hosted many international festivals and events including a Stage finish of The Tour de France cycle race and the Eurovision Song Contest. Cork City has been designated European Capital of Culture for 2005.