Kenmare Chess

Welcome to the Kenmare Chess community! Whether you’re a casual player or a serious competitor, you’ll find a welcoming and supportive community here.  

We’re based in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, but membership is open to anyone with an interest in chess.  Connect with players of all skill levels, from beginner up, engage in friendly competition, improve your skills, and learn new strategies along the way.

Our community is more than just a place to play chess – it’s a place to make new friends, share your experiences, and collaborate with others who share your passion for the game. Come join us and be a part of this growing community!

What We Do

learn, compete & enjoy


Looking to improve your chess game? Check out our learning resources for everything from basic rules to advanced strategies, perfect for players of all levels.


Find chess competitions and tournaments, or join up to be matched with players of all levels on our chess ladder.  Emphasis is on fun,  fair play and good sportsmanship.

Meet Up

Head over to our events page to find out about our occasional and seasonal in-person meetups. Open to all, with a variety of activities to suit everyone.

Upcoming Event

Summer Tournament

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All Ages & Skill Levels

Joining our chess community is a great way to connect with players who share your passion for the game. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to learn and improve your chess skills, while also engaging in friendly competition with players of all levels. In addition to the satisfaction of playing and improving, you’ll also enjoy the social benefits of being part of a supportive community, where you can share your experiences, ask for advice, and make new friends. Don’t miss out – join us today!


Weekly challenges and chess puzzles


Join the Kenmare Chess ladder for a bit of friendly competition


Lessons, tips and other resources to keep you progressing

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+353 (0)879 491 002

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