||Sneem Village - Where to Go in
& around Sneem
Sneem and the surrounding Kerry countryside boasts a huge
range of attractions and things to do, including iron age
forts, white sand beaches, working farms, old and new,
and of course great pubs. A list of our favorite places
to go follows.
|Stay in the Viillage !
Sneem is a fantastic place and there are little
gems everywhere you look. Have a look at my Virtual Sneem page and explore the
village. Alternatively go for a rambling walk
around the village, everyone is friendly and
there is so much history to see, stop at one of
the many pubs or cafes and enjoy the traditional
Miles from Sneem
A working farm on the outskirts of Sneem offering
a range of courses or just a good family day out.
A fantastic hands on experience for the children,
they get to milk the cow, feed the boar, play
with the giant rabbits, chickens and turkeys and
loads more. There is no better way to teach
children about where food comes from.
0.5 Miles from Sneem - Tel:
Yvonne 0863160224 or Sigi 0863561150 http://www.blueberryhillfarm.ie
|Staigue Stone Fort
Staigue Fort is one of the largest and finest
ring forts you are likely to see in Ireland. It
stands on a low hill in an amphiteatre of rugged
hills open to the sea on the south. The fort is
thought to have been built during the late Iron
Age, probably somewhere between 300 and 400 AD,
as a defensive stronghold for a local lord or
Miles from Sneem
Located close to Staigue Fort is Castlecove (Cuan
an ChaisleŠin). A small village resort with fine
sandy beaches nearby, on a bay in the picturesque
Kenmare River. The coast has created natural rock
pools and there are exquisite sandy coves dotted
underneath the cliffs. The famous Black Shop Bar
is located on the N70 that runs through the
Miles from Sneem.
|Molls Gap (including Avoca
gift shop and cafe
Molls Gap is named after a woman, Moll Kissane,
who reputedly ran a shebeen (a hostelry of
dubious reputation) in this area in the 1800s.
Set high on a rocky ridge. The Avoca Cafe &
Shop overlooks mountains, rivers, lush
countryside and the famous Lakes of Killarney.
12 Miles from Sneem
(Killarney National Park)
You can not do justice to Muckross House or the
national park with a little thumbnail image.
Follow the link to the Muckross website to get
the a better impression of the beauty of both the
house and surrounding countryside.
18 Miles from Sneem - Tel:
064 6670144 http://www.muckross-house.ie/
Inch beach is most famous as the beach where
Ryan's Daughter was famously filmed, if you liked
the film then that warrants a visit in its own
The beach is a sand spit jutting into the sea
between Dingle Harbour and Castlemaine Harbour.
An extensive sandy beach in a rural environment,
the whole area is rich in habitats of flora and
fauna. Be warned it can be very exposed during
you are up to learning to surf then Inch Beach is the place to go, you
can take2 hourly lessons.
48 Miles from Sneem
Located mid way between the villages of
Caherdaniel and Castlecove, on the busiest
tourist route in Ireland, the "Ring of
Kerry" and Wild Atlantic Way, O'Carroll's Cove is located on a beautiful
sandy beach, with breathtaking views of Kenmare
Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Cove is famous for its
turquoise waters, gulf stream, white sandy
beaches and the abundance of dolphins, seals and
other sea life.
13 Miles from
The magnificent Skellig Islands lie 8
miles (12 km) off the coast of Portmagee in South
West Kerry. Rising majestically from the sea,
Skellig Michael towers 714ft. (218 metres) above
sea level. On the summit of this awe-inspiring
rock you will find a remarkably well preserved
sixth century monastic settlement. On the
spectacular Small Skelligs 23,000 pairs of gannet
nest on every available ledge making it the
second largest gannet colony in the world. A
visit to this major tourist attraction may well
be the highlight of your holiday. Book your trip well in advance of your
visit as space is limited.
35 Miles from Sneem - Tel:
+353 66 9472437 http://www.skelligislands.com/
|Note I am in no
way connected to any of the businesses mentioned
on this site.