Fáilte to gorgeous Kerry! A county in the south of Ireland, Kerry is known for its striking natural landscape with plenty of beautiful mountains and miles of rugged coastline. While Dublin, the Republic of Ireland’s capital can often take the spotlight, we believe there’s something seriously magical about County Kerry that would make it the perfect location for your next incentive trip or retreat! Whether you choose to unwind by the lakeside, explore the national park, or savour gourmet cuisine, Kerry is packed with amazing experiences for you and your group which offer the perfect blend of luxury and Irish allure. Kerry is an incredible place for incentives, full of natural beauty, lots of outdoor space and various towns that come alive to welcome you! So, follow along while we list off some of the top incentives in Kerry to give you an idea of what the destination has to offer and maybe give you some inspiration to get planning your next incentive trip.

Want to hear more about Ireland, check out our blogs on the top incentives in Belfast here and the top incentives in Dublin here!

Top Incentives in Kerry

Paddleboard Yoga Cascais - Sup com Alma

Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company is an exciting stop on any incentive trip boasting in house made delicious beer, whiskey and gin! Tour the intriguing distilleries and brewery and discover how the magic happens behind the scenes and how these tipples are made. You can also treat yourself and your group to experiencing the distillery’s exciting gin school, where your group is given the opportunity to make and distil their own bespoke gin which they can take home a full sized bottle of with them as a memento of their experience!  

Enveloped by the breathtaking MacGillcuddy Reeks mountain range, Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company also offers a picturesque venue for your group to kick back and connect in  with many private rooms as you sample the drinks that you saw brewing earlier!

The Tasting Room – Wine and Tapas bar in Cascais

Discover some of Ireland’s rich culture at Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theater in Tralee. There’s always something exciting to get involved in as Siamsa Tíre presents an annual Festival of Folk from May to September, with performances, workshops and exhibitions celebrating traditional Irish folk music, song, storytelling, and dance. They also present celebration events following the Celtic Calendar of Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Bealtaine, Litha, Lughnasa, and Mabon to remind patrons of the ancient roots of their folk culture! 

Eco-louge Palaphita, Dome restaurant Cascais

Experience Ireland’s most traditional mode of transport and explore Kerry in a totally unique and unforgettable way with this amazing incentive! Jaunting Cars, or traditional horse drawn carriages can be used to transport your group from activity to activity in style, or they can be the star of the show on their own as they lead you on tours of the history, magic, and folklore of this amazing part of the world. This activity is one that will absolutely wow your guests and it is undoubtedly one of the top incentives in Kerry.

Situated in the centre of Kilkenny, this hotel has fantastic access to the surrounding town and beautiful golf courses. The town of Kilkenny has a wonderful vibe and this hotel is at the heart of it! 

Boasting an elevated Brasserie which serves only the finest of local ingredients – this hotel is a perfect pick for those who love excellent gastronomy! Our favourite feature however was the authentic Irish pub in the hotel, which has a cosy atmosphere and offers a fantastic pint!

Enjoy a day in the beautiful coastal village of Fenit with this fabulously flexible incentive! We think this has to be one of the top incentives in Kerry. The whole village can be taken over by your group for various activities and CSR initiatives. A day of fun, with activities such as seaside yoga, coastal crafts, lighthouse tours and sealife safaris and then give something back to the village and the environment at the end of the day with a beach clean! You can even surprise your guests with a traditional Irish folk band on the old railway bridge , as your group cycles towards the beach on the Greenway. Wind down in the evening before you depart with a refreshing pint before you leave Fenit behind, the perfect end to a perfect day we think.

J.M Reidy’s sweetshop and pub which dates back to 1870’s is a totally unique and quirky experience to add in to your Kerry itinerary! This bar has been painstakingly restored to its former glory and now it exists as a place where you can step in and step back in time to the 19th century. Enjoy classic sweeties such as Licorice Drops or Bon Bons as you learn about the history of this curious pub and sip on the most unique pint in Kerry! Prepare to be surprised though, as you walk into one of the largest entertainment complexes in Ireland. The sweet shop fronts a huge bar with live entertainment, lots of rooms and many places to sample Irelands famous exports.

Walk the Gap

The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain path in County Kerry famous for its breathtaking natural scenery such as striking cliffs and waterfalls, it’s also one of the most famous sights in Ireland! For those who want to get their heart rate going, a hike or a bike of The Gap can be a wonderful way to experience the rugged beauty of the country and for those seeking something more relaxing, the traditional jaunting cars can be used to explore this beautiful landscape. Walk, cycle or ride, we think the perfect way to round off your trip to The Gap of Dunloe is with a trip to Kate Kearney’s Cottage for drinks, traditional Irish food and live entertainment. Make sure to try the ‘“Mountain Dew” Moonshine while you’re there!

Ross’s Castle Boat Tour

Take in Kerry from a different perspective with this incentive! Relax and enjoy a traditional boat trip across Killarney’s beautiful lakes, setting sale from the awe-inspiring 15th century Ross’s castle. Learn about the mystery, the legend and the history of the area as you glide across some of the most beautiful lakes in Ireland if not the world. What’s not to love?

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