Kenmare (Irish: Ceann Mara), on the Ring of Kerry, is a small delightful town set by the Kenmare river. It boasts a plethora of restaurants, traditional pubs and art and graft shops. On Wednesdays the square is full of market stalls offering a multitude of goods including artisan foods, farm butter, duck and chicken eggs, homemade crafts, paintings of local vistas, bric-a-brac, jewellery and the more mundane, clothes, carpets and tools. The annual Kenmare Fair takes place on the 15th August. Here horses and pony's are bought and sold and old acquaintances, who have not seen each other for a whole year, meet once again to exchange gossip, send wishes to each others families and, retiring to a local hostelry, enjoy a well deserved (or not, as the case may be) pint of Guinness.