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Keel - Boolteens

Keel and Boolteens are small charming villages 1 mile apart along the Dingle Peninsula road a mile from Castlemaine village. These small villages are in the foothills of the Slieve Mish Mountains. They are close to  Killarney, Dingle, Tralee and just 20 minutes from Kerry Airport.

Inch beach has panoramic views and the blue flag beach spans an impressive 3 miles to surf, kayak, windsurf, hang glide and fish. If you fall in love here there is a warm welcome waiting for you in the guest houses and B&B’s. Inch is a first class beach for fishermen. Check out the shallow rock pools for crabs, periwinkles and other shellfish. Keel's rivers offer a relaxing evening of fishing. Magnificent walking routes strike out along the Dingle Way with miles of beautiful country roads and spectacular scenery. For climbers, Caherconree Mountain is an excuse to take a hike, named after a stone ring fort that sits two-thirds of the way up its south-western shoulder, overlooking the mountain road called Bóthar na gCloch ("road of the stones").

Keel has a few pubs and restaurants, Murphy’s Bar was established in 1789 and the pub is a landmark in Boolteens. Down the road you will find The Anvil Bar Restaurant and B&B, a family run business, known for its warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Murphy's Farmhouse and B&B is on the edge of Boolteens. This traditional farmhouse is renowned for its excellent food.  If you enjoy something different try the Phoenix Vegetarian Restaurant in Keel. The award winning food is full of flavours from world cuisine and uses home grown and local organic products. Lorna specializes in vegetarian food and local seafood and has written a best selling cookbook, A Culinary Adventure. There is often live music and theme events over the weekends and local art and crafts are displayed and sold at The Phoenix.

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