Kells (village)

Distance from Kerry Way: 2.0 km

Grocery Shop Restaurant | Café Pub Postal Service

It is hard to define where the centre of Kells is as it is spread out between three separate points that are several kilometers apart.

The largest point on the triangle is a popular pitstop for motorists driving the Ring of Kerry. There is a craft shop, restaurant, post office and tourist information point.

The second hive of activity is at Cáitín's Pub, which is around 3km back up the road towards Glenbeigh. The pub is well-known for its traditional Irish music sessions on weekends in the Summer.

The third area of note is down at the shoreline where there is a small blue flag beach as well as the popular visitor attraction of Kells Bay Gardens.

The overall area of Kells is where the Ring of Kerry threads its way through the mountains of Knocknadobar and Been Hill. The road has many pull-in points where drivers get out to admire the views across the sea to the Dingle Peninsula.

The final attraction in the area is the engineering feat of Gleensk Viaduct. The train line was operated by the Great Southern and Western Railway Company until 1960.

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