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Latest News

Christmas Program 2015

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  • August 27, 2015

Christmas returns to Kenmare for a truly wonderful three day program in warm and festive surroundings. You can arrive on the 23rd or 24th and experience the magic atmosphere of the Heritage Town of Kenmare.  

The Foragers Passport

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  • October 8, 2014

The Foragers Passport is a unique one day adventure with Bill O'Dea of Mushroom Stuff and our Head Chef James Coffey through the woods and wilds along the Kerry Way

Francis Brennan - 'It's the Little Things'

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  • October 3, 2014
Francis Brennan - 'It's The Little Things' 'You get the feeling that if Francis ever called over to your house you'd have a totally delightful evening drining tea with him, and although he might rearrange the cushions on your sofa and criticise yo...

Lynne Robinson Pilates Weekend - October 10th - 12th 2014

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  • September 19, 2014

Join Lynne, who is widely regarded as the “Mother of Pilates'' for this most invigorating and informative weekend of Pilates tuition, practice and discussion.

Rates from €695 pps to include two nights accommodation with full Irish breakfast each morning, Dinner on both evenings, Light Lunch on Saturday, all classes with Lynne and a Three hour SAMAS Experience.

Marian Keyes - The Woman Who Stole My Life

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  • September 10, 2014

SAMAS 2004 -2014 

To celebrate the launch of Marian Keyes new book ' The Woman Who Stole My Life' and our TEN year anniversary celebration of the opening of SAMAS our Deluxe Destination Spa we are delighted to offer the following enchanted Spa package for one lucky Marian Keyes reader and guest....

September Past-Times

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  • August 11, 2014

September is the perfect month to take a trip to our heritage past when visiting Kenmare.  

On the first day our resident heritage expert will walk and talk you through the delights of the heritage town of Kenmare. Built in 1678 the town was one of the first planned towns in Ireland and has been of of the most idyllic locations since then.  

Digital Detox

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  • June 21, 2014
Kenmare Unplugged!

Disconnect from technology and reconnect with yourself!

Join us for a Digital Detox Day or week ! Switch off your phone, disconnect yourself from the internet and leave them in the safe at Park Hotel Kenmare.
Enjoy a guided walk , a head massage, yoga, a solitary swim in a 25m lap pool, a good book, bird song....
Enjoy Kenmare and the benefits of a break from technology including reduced stress, an increased sense of calm, better sleep and a sense of freedom.

Art Guild Kenmare

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  • June 18, 2014

Art Guild Kenmare and Park Hotel Kenmare have collaborated to introduce enjoyable and stimulating Art Experience Packages tailored to the specific requirements of Hotel guests. Prices from €470 per person sharing.

Family Ties in Kenmare 2014

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  • June 4, 2014

Family Escapes

Real Summer Holidays for all the family. From July 1st to August 31st 2014 our younger guests can join the daily activities we have planned for them in The Cabin while Mum and Dad can escape to the joys of SÁMAS or the adjoining Kenmare Golf Club.  

SummerMotion in Kenmare

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  • May 24, 2014

Kickstart your Summer plans by joining us for a two night activity experience engaging all senses along the route. Kenmare offers some wonderful journeys be it by bike, hiking boots or car.

Summer Sounds in Kenmare

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  • May 15, 2014

Summer Sounds in Kenmare

Join us June 13th -15th to experience a truly relaxing weekend break with complimentary tickets to see The Celtic Tenors live open air in Kenmare. 

Diamonds in the Nest May 9th -11th

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  • March 24, 2014

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of Relais & Chateaux, Kenmare's two 5* member hotels the Park Hotel Kenmare & Sheen Falls Lodge are merging to provide a special celebratory weekend.

TriCycle Weekend May 16th - 18th 2014

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  • February 5, 2014

The Giro D'Italia coming to Ireland in May has inspired us to create our own Tricycle weekend challenging cycling enthusiasts to uphill climbs, fast descents and much more.

Easter 2014

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  • January 7, 2014

Escape to the Kingdom this Easter for a break with something for everyone. Festivities range from an Egg Hunt on the lawn for our younger guests to the sheer indulgence of a herbal body wrap in SÁMAS to rejuvenate the body and mind. 

Wild Atlantic Way Break

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  • November 8, 2013

The Wild Atlantic Way

By Water, by Foot, by Bike, by Car

The Park Hotel Kenmare is blessed to caress some of the most dramatic parts of the longest coastal drive in the world. An important part of the 2900km Wild Atlantic Way, The Ring of Beara and Ring of Kerry represents 375km of this majestic drive.  

New Years Schedule

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  • November 1, 2013

For 12 very special days the Park Hotel Kenmare opens its doors to welcome guests over the Christmas & New Years period. Opening from December 23rd each day and night promises its own magical festive mixture of fun, entertainment and relaxation.

The Book Club Weekend - November 1st - 3rd

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  • October 15, 2013

Michael Harding the playwright and novelist will be joining us for a weekend of easy readings and fun. Most widely known as the author of such plays as Strawboys, Una Pooka, Misogynist, Hubert Murray’s Widow, Sour Grapes, and Amazing Grace, all produced by the Abbey Theatre, and more than a dozen other plays for leading Irish Companies. He has written three novels, Priest, The Trouble With Sarah Gullion, and Bird In The Snow. His memoir Staring At Lakes was published in 2013. 

Cavistons in Kenmare - November 15th & 16th 2013

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  • October 3, 2013

Hosts Francis Brennan  and Peter Caviston will lead the way from a festive welcome reception, Traditional Christmas Dinner and fun. Francis and Peter will teach you the secrets of traditional Christmas entertaining during hands-on cooking demos, decorating classes, whiskey tastings, wine tastings and much, much more. This is truly an occasion not to be missed!

Octoberfest in Kenmare

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  • August 9, 2013

Octoberfest in Kenmare

The Park Hotel Kenmare is pleased to welcome you to the beautiful South West of Ireland during October for a weekend of celebration for your Body, Mind and Soul.


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  • March 6, 2013

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Park Hotel Kenmare, home to deluxe destination spa SAMAS comes to SAKS Miami, Boston & New Jersey showcasing SISLEY treatments for St Patrick's Day.

Enchanted Memories

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  • January 10, 2013

We have noticed more and more that our guests choose our hotel to mark a special occasion in their lives. This can range from a simple Birthday, Wedding Anniversary or a Honeymoon to begin a great journey together. We have organised luxurious packages for 2013 titled ‘Enchanted Memories’ exclusively in mind for those guests looking to add great memories to their already very special stay. 

The Gathering Ireland 2013

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  • September 30, 2012


Who Do You Think You Are?


To celebrate The Gathering we are delighted to be working with genealogist Rachel Foley.   Rachel is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and has a passion for Kerry and its heritage as she is native of the county.  She hails from a family with a strong tradition of history and genealogy.  As a result of this wealth of experience she is perfectly suited to “tracing” family roots in Kerry.  

Five Senses of Autumn

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  • September 25, 2012

As the leaves begin falling on our season we are pleased to offer a fitting Autumnal special rate to engage and delight your individual senses for selected dates between now and our season end October 29th 2012. We would be delighted to welcome your return to indulge in the following....