County Kerry (Contae Chiarraí), in the southwest part of Ireland, is known for its dramatic verdant landscapes and wild coastlines. This peninsular region has Tralee as its capital city and home to the Rose of Tralee International Festival, every year since 1959. The scenic drive of Ring Kerry around the Iveragh Peninsula is a must-do tour when visiting this county of breathtaking viewpoints, and so it is the rocky island where stands an old and remarkable 7th-century Christian monastery, which featured on Star Wars, as Luke Skywalker's Jedi temple! You may visit this island by boat from Portmagee and catch a glimpse of it from Derrynane in the mainland and from other few spots on the coast.
Population: approximately 150 thousand inhabitants
Other major towns: Killarney
Main attractions: Ring of Kerry (scenic driving route),Torc Waterfall, SceiligMhichíl / Skellig Michael Island, Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, Muckross House, Carrauntoohil (highest peak of the island of Ireland), Uragh Stone Circle, Eask Tower, Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne (musem), Kerry Cliffs Portmagee, Derrynane National Historic Park including Derrynane house and Derrynane beach
Nearest Airports: Kerry Airport (KIR- Aerfort Chiarraí), Cork Airport (ORK - Aerfort Chorcaí). There are car rental services at these airports.
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