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  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 atmosphere.

0 Miles from Sneem

Blueberry hill farm
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 king.

3.5 Miles from Sneem

Castlecove
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 village.

4.0 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

Muckross (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
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 right.

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 bad weather.

If you are up to learning to surf then Inch Beach is the place to go, you can take2 hourly lessons.

48 Miles from Sneem

O'Carroll Cove
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 Sneem

The Skellig Islands
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/

   
   
   
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