Dublin pub and Kerry peninsula named in Europe's hidden gems list

Dublin pub and Kerry peninsula named in Europe's hidden gems list

TWO places in Ireland have been named in Lonely Planet's Top 50 'secret spots' to visit in Europe this summer.

The renowned travel guide's top choices for tourists during the holiday months include the Cromane Peninsula in Kerry and a lesser known drinking spot in Dublin.

The Cromane Peninsula is included as a detour from the Ring of Kerry.

According to Lonely Planet’s new free eBook, Secret Europe; “driving around the Ring of Kerry is an unforgettable experience in itself, but you don’t need to limit yourself to the main route. Hidden off the N70, the Cromane Peninsula is a five-minute drive from both Killorglin and Glenbeigh. The peninsula’s tiny namesake village sits at the base of a narrow shingle spit, with open fields giving way to spectacular water vistas and multihued sunsets.”

Along with specific hotels and attractions, the collection also features off-the-radar destinations and little known viewing spots not far from the crowds.

Dublin is a longstanding traveller favourite but the eBook recommends getting away from the popular tourist haunts and making a beeline for Dublin neighbourhood Glasnevin.

Kavanagh’s pub in Glasnevin - known locally as 'The is described as a "cracking little establishment" which is like stepping back in time, “local lore has it that the original owner decreed that all subsequent owners not change the décor. It is an other-worldly experience.”

Secret Europe, was launched yesterday, June 4, and is free to download as an eBook or pdf at lonelyplanet.com/secret-europe