Waterville is a picturesque little village overlooking stunning Ballinskelligs Bay and uniquely, also nestled on the beautiful Lake Currane which is renowned for the some of the best Salmon & Sea Trout Angling in Europe
A wealth of archaeological, botanical and historical features are waiting to be discovered as well as many activities - find out more on 'Things To Do' and 'Places To Visit' (see left).
The village is also a renowned Golfing Destination with two world-class Golf Courses, Waterville Links being a Championship Course. Both have some of the most dramatic views in Europe.
Surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe, with friendly Bars, Cafes and Restaurants, Giftshops, a Village Market and with a great selection of available, Accommodation Waterville really is the perfect base for making the most of your visit to South West Kerry.
Key Things To Do in Waterville
Golf - The village is also a renowned Golfing Destination with two world-class Golf Courses, Waterville Links being a Championship Course. Both have some of the most dramatic views in Europe.
Fishing - Waterville is an Anglers Paradise with Lake, River, Shore and Deep Sea Angling to choose from, it appeals to all Anglers. The Fishing Season opens on January 17th and closes on September 30th.
Archaelogy - Church Island, Waterville. Church Island is an archaelogical site on Lough Currane. Romanesque architecture was introduced into Ireland from the Continent in the twelfth century and here it flourished. Twelfth century Ireland saw an upsurge of church buildings and the borrowed Romanesque style was soon re-fashioned and given a peculiarly Irish cast.
Loher Fort - This stone fort was probably the property of a local Chieftain in the early Christian period around the 9th century AD. The walls of this fort survive to a height of over three metres and are three metres thick, sloping inwards as they rise. The site is protected on three sides by high mountains and the views are spectacular.
Other key things to do are - Boat Trips to the Skelligs, Outdoor Adventure, The Kerry Way, Waterville Children's Festival, Waterville Sprint Triathlon, Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival, Coastal Rowing Regattas, Féile Barr na Sraíde.