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10 Fantastic Day Trips

10 Fantastic Day Trips using Sneem to Caherdaniel as your base!

  1. Gleninchaquin Park and Star Outdoors

    About 7 miles from Kenmare and 21 miles from Sneem on the Castlownbere road there is sign on the left for Gleninchaquin Park. Donal Corkery's park is a delightful place to spend a day in the country. Picnic by the streams and waterfalls. The trail over the waterfall takes about two hours. There are also shorter walks for the smaller people and the not so energetic. On the way back in to Kenmare Star Outdoors is an outdoor activity centre offering hours of activities for all the family. Sailing courses are available.

  2. The Beara Peninsula

    The Ring of Beara is the route that takes in all of the area through Adrigole, Healy Pass, Lauragh, Eyeries, Allihies, Dursey island and the fishing port of Castletownbere. This is a more unspoiled and lesser known peninsula than the Ring of Kerry. It lies south of Kenmare and its rugged beauty is beyond compare. An ideal place to drive or cycle. Traffic is minimal and you will be treated to spectacular views and quaint, sparsely populated fishing villages. The Healy Pass cuts across the Caha Mountains and has views over Bantry Bay.

  1. The Skellig Ring

    This route has spectacular coastal views in Kerry. Leaving from Sneem or Derrynane head for Waterville, home to the world famous championship Golf Course, then on to Renard and take the short ferry to Valentia Island. Visit the pre-dinosaur tetrapod track-way made more than 350 million years ago. Take the coastal road to Portmagee and visit the Skellig Experience Centre. Return to the mainland via the bridge and continue over the Coomakassig Pass to Baile na Sceilge (Ballinskelligs). Highlights are the spectacular views of the Skellig Rocks and Puffin Island. Visit the Skellig Chocolate Factory and Siopa Cill Rialaigh, an artist retreat and gallery.

  1. Skellig Mhichil or the Great Schellig

    Skellig Mhichil is 8 miles off the south Kerry coast and is an expression of the heroic monastic spirit of medieval Ireland. It is a world heritage UNESCO site. Sixth century monks built their monastery 600 feet up on this wave lashed rock and traded birds eggs, feathers and seal meat with passing ships for tools and vellum. They braved it here until the 12th century when they moved to Ballinskelligs on the mainland. Trips to Skellig Mhichil leave daily (weather permitting) from Portmagee Pier and Bullavalla Pier in Derrynane.

  1. Kennedy’s Pet Farm and Aura Leisure Centre

    The pet farm is an hour's drive from Sneem or 1hr 15min from Derrynane. This is an all weather pet farm and playground. Pets from fur to feather, indoors and outdoors, ready to be cuddled, fed and admired. The farm has a selection of gentle ponies who love to take children for a ride. This place is a children’s adventure and hours can be spent here with entertainment from little ones to all ages. While in the area visit Aura Leisure Centre, Killarney. This new centre caters for all levels of fitness and the beauty is you do not have to be a member. You can just pop in and pay as you go.

  2. Killarney, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House

    Renowned for its beauty, famed for the splendour of its scenery, Killarney is one of the worlds best-loved tourist spots. Situated an hour from the Sneem-Derrynane area with its three famous lakes reflecting the ever changing skies above the McGuillicuddy Reeks, Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters for many centuries and now it is also a thriving commercial and tourist centre. Muckross is the heart of Killarney, a wonderful leisure area for cycling, walking or horse riding, or take a trip on a jaunting cars. Muckross House is Kerry’s folklore centre and is also preserved as a period home. Muckross Gardens beside the house are exquisite and expansive. Torc Waterfalls at 20m high is one of Ireland’s major falls, and is 4 miles from Killarney on the Sneem Kenmare road.

  1. Aquadome and Crag Cave

    This combination is an action filled adventure ideal for a rainy day. At the Aquadome whet your appetite in the wave pools, relax in the lazy river, wrestle in the raging rapids, fly the flume or enjoy the slides, spa pools and children’s pool. The Aquadome is about 1.30hrs from  Sneem. Crag Cave is in Castelisland and is 30 minutes from Tralee. Crag Cave is formed of limestone and is a colourful wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. Discovered by cavers in 1983, this natural all weather tourist attraction is thought to be over 1 million years old. The cave also has Crazy Cave, a children’s indoor play area and a restaurant.

  1. Dingle and Waterworld

    Discover the beautiful Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head, visit Dingles Waterworld or take a boat trip out to visit Fungi the Dolphin.

  1. Kenmare, Glengarriff and Bantry House

    These towns are within an hour of Sneem and Caherdaniel  and will delight tourists with its activities and attractions.

  1. The Ring of Kerry Drive

    Our area is an ideal starting point for the Ring of Kerry drive. The Ring is 110 miles of the most dramatic coastline in the country. The route follows the coastline around the Ivearagh peninsula. This is an essential day tour and you will experience wonderful array of sea, coast, lake, river, blanket bog, forest and mountain terrain.