Rough Guides names Kerry’s McGillicuddy Reeks mountain range as one of the world’s best places to visit in 2019. It features at at No.3 on the ‘Six Regions on our Radar’ list, behind Yúnnán in China and Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands.
The Rough Guides states that “the spectacular MacGillycuddy’s Reeks refresh the brand by taking you inside that postcard scenery”. Visitors can drive, walk, hike, climb, bike, kayak, surf and sail around the mountains, lakes and coast of the rugged region.
Killorglin’s Puck Fair, Blue Flag beaches at Inch and Rossbeigh and the 1,038m Carrauntoohil are listed as highlights, as are its live music pubs, warm welcome and the “modern Ireland of trendy coffee shops, young designers and boutique B&Bs.”
The district stretches around Kerry’s Castlemaine Harbour from Inch Beach to Rossbeigh Strand.