Kenmare in the southeast corner of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Southwest Ireland, is on the popular Ring of Kerry tourist route. It's one of the top tourist destinations in Ireland for the well heeled traveler and is renowned for its food.
Founded in 1670 by Sir William Petty, the town finished its final design in 1775, created by William Petty-FitzMaurice, Second Earl of Shelburne, First Marquess of Landsdowne. Kenmare has kept this original design and preserved it so well, that the Tourist Board of Ireland named it Kerry's first Heritage Town.
Kenmare lies on two noted Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Killarney.
As a result, it is a popular tourist destination and many of the businesses in the area cater to tourists. The town is noted for its food and pubs. Kenmare has a range of restaurants and traditional pubs.
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