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Family Holidays at The Dunloe

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most beautiful and most iconic landscapes and has a host of family attractions to keep the kids smiling whatever the weather. While no-one can deny it can sometimes be wet in the wonderful south west of Ireland, the moderating influence of the Atlantic Gulf Stream means it’s one of the warmest spots in Ireland boasting its own sub-tropical species, the Killarney Strawberry Tree.The Dunloe is the perfect base for exploring the most visited part of Ireland outside Dublin. While Mum and Dad revel in the luxurious comforts and first-rate cuisine of one of Ireland’s top five star hotels, there’s a host of activities designed with families in mind. The fact that youngsters have their own Kids Club shows the hotel values them ... more
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Bird watching in County Kerry

Kerry is a great environment for bird lovers. It’s such a mixture of habitats – mountain, woodland, coast, lake and river – and its location makes it a natural resting point for migrants crossing the Atlantic.All year round, you will find something of interest in Kerry. The Killarney National Park is of special interest with some of the most important yew woodlands in Europe among its varied landscape. A little further afield, the Beara is a unique, limestone landscape with an otherworldly beauty and an ecosystem all of its own. There are several unique local variants on more widely known species to be added to your spotting list.A seasonal guide In the spring, the National Park and the famous lakes around Killarney are alive with dippers, coal tits and jay. Sis ... more
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