Local Activities

There is plently to do to suit all types in Kerry. Here are a few of our personal favourites.

Glentenassig Wood
Drive left out of the gate, go down to the ‘T’ junction and turn left. Keep driving on this road for a few miles, (don’t worry, there are no turns off) and you will come to the gate of a forest park called, Glentenassig Wood. There is a car park just as you enter the forest, and a small river that is very pretty. However, we like to keep driving up through the wood, (just follow the track, but go slow) and you will come to an absolutely breathtaking corrie lake right at the top of the mountain. Recently, a wooden walk way has been installed at the lake so now it is possible to walk all the way around.

Aqua Dome & Blennerville Windmill
A must for those who have younger children, tire them out in the aqua dome and then treat the whole family to a movie in the cine plex just next door.

For the chance to see one of only 2 working windmills in Ireland, (the other one is in Skerries North County Dublin) a trip to Blennerville is a must.

Take a drive
Just a short journey away you will find the lovely village of Anascaul, on the main road for Dingle. Perhaps most famous for one of its former inhabitants, polar explorer Tom Crean, who came home to Anascaul and traded his snow shoes, for life behind the bar of the South Pole Inn.

If you fancy doing some exploring of your own, go and visit Anascaul Lake, a beautiful spot and also a starting point for a cross mountain hike that is marked on the OS maps of the area.

If history is more your thing, you could ramble on out the road towards Inch Beach and Dingle and you might just come across Minard Castle, a beautiful 12th Century Norman Tower House.

Minard Castle 1

Minard Castle 2

Donkey At Anascaul Lake

Dingle Auqarium
Small, but perfectly formed, Dingle Aquarium is an absolute treat. See sharks, rays, turtles and the new attraction, penguins! Once you pay in, they give you a hand stamp which allows you to come back any time during the day, so go in the morning, then pop out for some lunch, you’re spoiled for choice in Dingle, then ramble back to the aquarium later on.

Rock Pooling on Kilgobbin Beach
At low tide, the beach at nearby Kilgobbin Church stretches out in front of you just waiting to be explored. To the left of the rocky slipway the beach curves away and the low tide leaves myriads of glistening limestone rockpools just waiting to be explored. So, grab some fishing nets, (in the shed near the washing machine) and get busy!