Before you leave
Find out the latest health rules, what you need to pack and what gear you need.
Reeks District Visitor Centre
Killorglin, Reeks District
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The Reeks District is in the South West of Ireland in County Kerry in the area surrounding MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.
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By visiting our page Getting here & around where you will be able to find most of the information needed. Whether you are travelling by plane, train or car.
People travelling to the Reeks District should take the usual precautions when visiting a new place.
There are no particular travel advisories for this area and the crime rate is considered to be on par with that of Canada, according to the Global Peace Index. Crime exists and you need to exercise caution, but the crime rate is not especially high.
Your biggest safety challenges while travelling here will stem from our roads and Mother Nature. Minor roads in the Reeks District can be a scary prospect for tourists who are unused to driving on narrow bohereens along cliffs over the sea or through steep mountain passes.
It is important to factor in extra driving time when making plans as what looks like a short distance on the map may take longer than you would expect in real life.
It is also very important to keep up with weather warnings from Met Éireann and pay attention to safety notices near beaches and walking trails.
Don’t let Ireland’s generally mild climate deceive you. A sudden fog can be disorientating and rip tides can take even the most experienced swimmers by surprise. It’s not for nothing that this area is full of shipwrecks from centuries past. It’s important not to let the splendour of nature lull you into forgetting about your own well-being.
It can be tempting to climb along cliffs to witness the power of big waves in the winter swell, but rogue waves can and do reach above expected heights, sweeping unsuspecting people out to sea.
The Reeks District is an excellent place to enjoy being out in nature, but remember to respect nature and be prepared.
The Reeks District can be a great family destination with a little bit of common sense. There are many family-friendly activities on offer in the area and the Reeks District is a good place for children to enjoy nature.
The key thing is to take into account the age of your children and their ability levels when planning outdoor adventures and make sure everyone in the family has weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.
There are so many things to do and see, and we put together all the information on our See & Do page, so visit, start planning and enjoy!
You can view our Reeks District map online before you leave to help you find outdoor activities, museum experiences, food, accommodation and amenities in the area.
Don’t panic. Hiking boots and apparel can be purchased in Boyles. Visit Boyles.
Wetsuits and surfboards can be rented on Inch Beach from Kingdom Waves.
Kerry Climbing provides technical equipment for those who book one of their rock climbing courses.
Tour operators leading kayak or SUP groups will provide life jackets for everyone on the tour.
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The answer depends on when you’re travelling. If you’re visiting us in the summer months, accommodation will be harder to find so it’s better if you have it booked as far ahead as possible. In the shoulder season, it will be less crowded.
Ireland’s climate is technically classed as temperate, which means you don’t need to pack an arctic coat and you probably won’t need shorts either.
It’s cold in the winter with occasional snow, warm in the summer and you can expect rain all year round. Although the climate is not extreme, the weather can be quite changeable, so packing layers is the way to go.
You can learn more about our climate here.