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EXPLORE THE HOME OF IRELAND'S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

Welcome to the Reeks District: This rugged land, full of myths and legends, that we call home is waiting for you to explore.

BLUE FLAG
BEACHES

BLUE FLAG
BEACHES

Enjoyed by everyone from families to cold-water surfers, our beaches are regularly voted among the best in Ireland.
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NATIONAL
FORESTS

NATIONAL
FORESTS

Find peace and solitude as you escape from every day life exploring our forests and woodlands.
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WILD LAKES
& RIVERS

WILD LAKES
& RIVERS

Carved by Ice Age glaciers, we are home to powerful rivers and deep loughs, including Ireland's highest lake, Lough Cummeenoughter.
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HIGHEST
MOUNTAINS

HIGHEST
MOUNTAINS

Welcome to the Roof of Ireland where you'll find the country's three highest peaks, including towering Carrauntoohil.
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ANCIENT
VALLEYS

ANCIENT
VALLEYS

From mountains high, to valleys low… Discover a land of myths, legends and folklore that is home to some of Ireland’s oldest rock art.
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SCENIC
TOWNS & VILLAGES

SCENIC
TOWNS & VILLAGES

Whether visiting one of our mountain villages or enjoying our market towns, you’re sure to find an authentic welcome.
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“Famed for its stunning scenery, mountain walks and outdoor activities, it’s no wonder that the Reeks District has been listed as one of the world’s best places to visit."

“Famed for its stunning scenery, mountain walks and outdoor activities, it’s no wonder that the Reeks District has been listed as one of the world’s best places to visit."

SEE & DO

Walk, climb, surf, swim or discover our ancient Irish history... There's always something to do in the Reeks District.

CULTURE &
HERITAGE

CLIMBING

CYCLING

FOOD &
DRINK

GUIDED TOURS

KAYAKING

SURFING

TREKKING

TOURING

WILD SWIMMING

WALKING

MORE
ACTIVITIES

Events & Festivals

A series of seasonal walking festivals that celebrate ancient Irish culture.

MAY DAY GATHERING

Celebrating the start of Spring and centered around St Biddy’s Day, this gathering is a walking festival that celebrates new beginnings.

SPRING


Coming
soon

SPRING


GATHER AT
IMBOLC

SUMMER


Coming
soon

SUMMER


GATHER AT
BEALTAINE

AUTUMN


Coming
soon

AUTUMN


GATHER AT
LUGHNASA

WINTER

Coming
soon

WINTER


GATHER AT
SAMHAIN
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Reeks District

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STAY IN THE REEKS

Whether you’re looking for a laidback homey B&B, or an elegant country house hotel, we've a range of great places to stay.

3' Read / Walking

MOUNTAIN STAGE TO KELLS

This section of the Kerry Way follows a route that has been used in various historical periods as a coach road, a butter road and a pilgrimage path.

Our aim is to help shape a better future for generations to come working together as a small group of family businesses to promote sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation in this amazing place we call home.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

A four-hour drive from Dublin, two hours from Cork and Shannon, and minutes from Kerry Airport, it's easy to get to the Reeks District.

Before you leave

Find out the latest health rules, what you need to pack and what gear you need. Click here to read more.

Getting here & around

Rail, car, ferry, bus or plane. Find how to get here and how to get around. Click here to read more.

Practical info once here

Find our Visitor Centre, your nearest ATM and much more. Click here to read more.

FAQ

You've got questions... We've got the answers. Click here to read more.

A four-hour drive from Dublin, two hours from Cork and Shannon, and minutes from Kerry Airport, it's easy to get to the Reeks District.

Before you leave

Find out the latest health rules, what you need to pack and what gear you need. Click here to read more.

Getting here & around

Rail, car, ferry, bus or plane. Find how to get here and how to get around. Click here to read more.

Practical info once here

Find our Visitor Centre, your nearest ATM and much more. Click here to read more.

FAQ

You've got questions... We've got the answers. Click here to read more.

#ReeksDistrict

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An Gealltanas: The Pledge ...

The Reeks District is our home, please join us in guarding this land of beauty.

 

01 CARE for the landscape, protecting it for now and future generations;

02 STAY SAFE on my adventures, not placing myself or others in danger;

03 TRAVEL with an open heart, respecting everyone I meet.

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