Activities

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   For The Golfer
-Waterville Golf Links – Located in Waterville this world class links course is located just 15 minutes from our house.  www.watervillegolfclub.ie.
-Parknasilla Golf Course – Located 20 minutes away in Sneem this course overlooks Kenmare Bay and the Beara Peninsula. www.sneem.net/parknasilla.
-Kenmare Golf Club – Located 40 minutes away this course also has beautiful views of the sea and surrounding mountains.  www.kenmaregolfclub.com.
-Ring of Kerry Golf Club- Located 35 minutes away in between Sneem and Kenmare. www.ringofkerrygolf.com.
                                                                                                                               
For The Hiker                                                                                                                         
-The Kerry Way-
A web-like series of trails and roads that start and end in Killarney forming a walker’s Ring of Kerry route.  Several legs of the trail start in and around Caherdaniel and offer breathtaking views of the peninsula and sea. www.kerryway.com.

 For The Equestrian                                                                                                          
-Eagle Rock Equestrian Center-
Located in Caherdaniel, take a ride through the mountains and beaches of Caherdaniel. www.eaglerockcentre.com.

 For The Fishermen                                                                                                            

-John O’Shea is a third generation fisherman from Caherdaniel.  He will take you on half or full day deep sea fishing trips, all gear included, out of Derrynane Harbour.  You may also hire him to take you to the Skellig Islands (shorter drive, but longer boat trip).  You can visit his website at www.skelligtours.com for more information.

For The Biker
-Casey Cycles (Caherciveen)- Biking on the Ring of Kerry is not for the faint of heart, but if you are up for it visit www.bikehirekerry.com  for more information about hiring a bike and routes to explore.

For The Sightseer
These are just a few of the sights we recommend:
-Staigue Fort – Located in the neighboring village of Castle Cove this iron age round stone fortress is thought to be a defensive stronghold for a local lord or king.
-Derrynane House – Home of Daniel O’Connell “The Liberator” this elegant home is located in Derrynane National Park in Caherdaniel.  Visit the home, wander through acres of gardens or take a stroll on the beach and then stop in the Tea Room for a lovely lunch or a cup of tea!
-Abbey Island- Believed to be built in the 6th century, Abbey Island contains the ruins of an Abbey that has since become a burial ground.  It may be reached by crossing the Derrynane beach when the tide is low and well worth the walk.  The views are beautiful as it sits right at the edge of the sea and is also very peaceful.
-The Old Barracks – Located in Caherciveen, this building once housed the Royal Irish Constabulary and is now the Heritage Center.  Exhibits include, the history of The Great Southern and Western Railway, The Life and Times of Daniel O’Connell, The Fenin Rising, and The 1916 Rising. www.theoldbarracks.com.
-The Skelligs Islands- These islands which lie 8 miles off the Kerry coast are home to an ancient monastic settlement built around 600AD.  Take a boat trip (weather permitting) to the islands and hike the 670 steps to the beehive stone huts that the monks called home or for the less adventurous visit the Skelligs Experience in Port Magee.  For more information go to www.skelligsexperience.com For information on boat tours go to www.skelligislands.com. Muckross House-This estate which was completed in 1843 is situated on Muckross Lake, one of the Lakes of Killarney in Killarney National Park.  After touring the home you can wander the acres of gardens and visit the craft shops.  There is also a working farm on the property where you can learn how these rural communities lived in the 1930s. For more information go to www.muckross-house.ie.   For the hikers look for the signs for Torc Falls adjacent to the entrance to the park for an easy hike and part of the Kerry Way.
-Bunratty Castle, County Clare- We recommend stopping at Bunratty Castle if you are flying in or out of Shannon since it is on the way to our house.  This medieval fortress built in 1425 contains 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art.  In the evenings you can enjoy a medieval banqueting experience complete with a four course dinner and entertainment.  There are also gardens to wander through and Bunratty Folk Park, a 19th century “living” village set on 26 acres with over 30 buildings to explore. www.shannonheritage.com.
-Derrynane Bay Rib Trips- See the Kerry coastline from a different perspective, the sea! This high speed boat tour will take you out to Kenmare Bay where you can observe wildlife including different bird species such as Puffins and Razorbills on your way to Derrynane Bay.  For more information go to www.ribtrips.ie.