About Us

Hi My Name is Jer Foley, both myself and my wife Vanessa would like to welcome you to Kenmarerentals.com

We have developed Kenmarerentals.com to market our self catering holiday homes in and around Kenmare. The homes you see here are our own homes, so when you make a booking with us, you are booking direct with us, and getting the best value.

As all our team work all around the business, we follow H.S.E and Bord Failte guidelines in relation to how we work through these challenging times. If any guide lines change, the way we do things changes with them, from cleaning check lists, to staff training, and courses from the HSE and Bord Failte, and the IHF, which our team regularly



We have been involved in hospitality as long as i can remember. I started working in bars when i was a teenager. Luckily in the mid 90’s a place on Henry street came for sale. It was a bar that was closed for over twenty years, as was owned by the two O’Donovan sister. We developed O’Donnabhain’s, the front of the bar is one of the most photographed bars in Ireland.  In 2000 we developed Bedroom in a new block behind the Bar. We kept the atmosphere of the bar the same way it was when we opened it, while the guesthouse was modern and in a great town centre location.

As we have a lot of returning guests,  who came back time and time again, and always brought some friends. The requests for Self catering stared to increase. So we started with Carrig Beag,  on Market Street, Vanessa’s home. Carrig Beag is in one of the beautiful Victorian Terraces that still grace this town. After that we developed Bun and Bar Cill Atah, two luxurious mountainside homes, on 14 acres overlooking Kenmare Bay and the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks and Kenmare Mountains

Ard Mullen was developed for the family market, with three and four bedroom self catering properties able to accommodate a diverse range clientele from families to small groups in a quiet residential area. Ardmullen is located on the Ring of Kerry, just outside the town of Kenmare.

We also offer self-catering apartments and  a studio apartment located in the centre of Kenmare, on Henry Street. These have been developed in the last few years, and we are currently in development with two other projects, which we have paused for the time being, until some certainty about what we do and hospitality becomes clearer.

People often ask me where i am from, and my only answer is ‘ If i wasn’t from Kenmare, I would be from here eventually ‘ . So if i was born some where else and discovered Kenmare by chance, i would have moved here. I am fortunate enough to be born in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, i welcome you to Kenmare to experience it for your self.