Culture & Heritage

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The 5 Best Ways to Celebrate Samhain in the Reeks District

Celebrate the Gaelic holiday of Samhain by partaking in traditions with ancient roots. Samhain is nearly here, so start celebrating now to make the most of this Gaelic tradition. In the Reeks District, there are many ways to get out … Read More

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Kerry Way Dream: Top 10 Tips To Achieve Your Walking Holiday Goals

Make your Kerry Way walking holiday dream come true with a little bit of strategic planning. The Reeks District is home to the greatest long-distance walking route in Ireland, the Kerry Way, or Slí Uíbh Ráthaigh in Irish. This 214 … Read More

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Mountain Adventure : Gerald McEnery Shares 3 Secrets to Making the Most of your time in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks

Gerald is the Development Officer for the MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum. His role is to implement the many of the objectives contained in the MacGillycuddy Reeks Strategic Plan 2019-2023 including building awareness of the integral value of the Reeks … Read More

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The 5 Best Ways to Discover Walking Routes in the Reeks District

So you’ve decided to get out walking in the Reeks District. Good choice. But now that you have to plan all of these outdoor activities, what’s the best way to find your way around? We have you covered with a … Read More

Meet Your Puck Fair Queen: 6th Class Girl Shares Unforgettable Puck Fair Moments

Ireland’s oldest fair is a family tradition for Alesha, who will serve as this year’s Queen of Puck Fair. Every year on the 10th, 11th and 12th of August, people from the Reeks District and beyond gather in Killorglin to … Read More

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Hike Better: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Sustainability Game while Hiking in the Reeks District

Being a better hiker is not about increasing the difficulty of your hikes or training until you can sprint up Everest. It’s about hiking in a way that protects our natural heritage for future generations.  In the Reeks District, you … Read More

Mieke Vanmechelen Reflects On Her Kerry Cattle Journey to Celebrate The Glencar Cattle Show

Mieke Vanmechelen is an artist and farmer. She is Kerry County Council’s Filmmaker in Residence and was the Kerry Cattle Society President from 2020 – 2021. To help kick off the Glencar Cattle Show, an event that showcases the Kerry … Read More

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The 5 Best Ways to See Art in the Reeks District

5 creative ways to experience art – from ancient to modern – in the Reeks District. Get out and about while you enjoy art by attending an arts festival, viewing an exhibition, going on a street art stroll, taking on … Read More

KFest artwork

The Art of Festival Direction: Rochelle Lucey Reveals the Secret to Ensuring the 9th Annual K-Fest’s Success as Ireland’s Best-Loved Festival for Emerging Artists

A piece by Bríanna Ní Léanacháin … Read More

On Seefin Enjoy 10 Stunning Views of Glenbeigh that Inspired Irish Mythology

Celebrate Bealtaine with a hike up Seefin in Glenbeigh. From the summit of this horseshoe, you can enjoy views of the Atlantic ocean, Castlemaine Harbour, Caragh Lake, the Slieve Mish, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the Dunkerron mountains. In the process, you … Read More