'Lily Finnegan's' on the Cooley Peninsula was one pick.

There’s Great news for Kerry today.

Because The Kingdom beat Normandy in France, Ibiza in Spain,  and many other hotspots in Europe after being named as one the most compelling destinations on the continent coming second in Lonely Planet's Best in Europe 2015.

They described Kerry as “Mysterious islands off a craggy coastline; mist-wreathed mountains and lakes; castles, abbeys and other ruins to explore… no wonder County Kerry appeals to the imagination of travellers of all ages."

We all know Kerry has some beautiful places to visit.

But what about the places outside of Kerry and especially the Hidden Gems?

Today we asked you to be our local Tour Guide.


The Back Lane Gallery Killarney,  hidden gem! Paintings and jewellery by local Kerry eccentric artists

Cooley peninsula is by far the best place I know Lily Finnegan's have the best pints of Guinness famine farms outside carlingford and lovely lakes on top of the mountains

Hidden gems: Iggy's Bar in Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal. Always has a small menu during the summer and serves some of the best seafood dishes anywhere. It's tiny so the fact you've been lucky enough to get a seat always makes the food taste even better!..

My little piece of heaven in Ireland is a small lake in Leitrim which my dad (82) and I sit next to fishing on his holiday here every year this year it was very wet and windy in early June but we still sat there

The nun's beach in Ballybunion they tried to make it a nude beach

Louise, there is a hidden gem located in the hills of Donegal called 'The Miners Path'. It is a walking path that runs up the side of Muckish mountain with spectacular views of Donegal. (Google it).

Hidden gem is Heidi's bakery in Cobh. Beautiful little family run cafe on the way into Cobh who's amazing cakes taste as good as they look with super friendly staff.

Royal Oak Tree at the entrance to Charleville Castle Tullamore majestic and beautiful the size off the branches  OMG  Humbling being beside it

Beautiful, peaceful place.  Filled with flowers, shrubs, woods and the fab river Slaney.  Left to the state and board of works do a fab job keeping it maintained. FREE to enter. Coffee shop, chickens running around and 2 peacocks who provide great entertainment when they feel like it!! The natural forest walks are amazing and challenging to climb up the last hill. ( maybe walk down the hill first).Our heaven.

My boyfriend is a hidden gem in kerry they must have forgotten to mention him in the lonely planet. He's an absolute star.

After a beautiful day touring the delightful Vale of Avoca, it has to be the craft beer and gastro food at Mickey Finn’s pub & restaurant in Redcross village, Wicklow.