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The Iveragh Peninsula is one of the most unspoilt and picturesque areas of Ireland.

The area is warmed by the Gulf Stream and all along the local seashore, from Castle Cove to Caherdaniel, are small, sheltered sandy bays, one of which, OCarrol’s Cove, contains the only seashore bar in Ireland. Boats can be hired for sea–fishing trips and for excursions to historic sites such as Skellig Michael.


Kerry can be considered to be one large archaeological site, with numerous prehistoric and early Christian sites and monuments. Staigue Fort, probably the best-preserved, stone ring fort in Ireland, is just a short distance away from Dereenaraig.




Inland, the mountains and moors can be walked, hiked or trekked by pony and the long distance footpath, the Kerry Way, which passes through the parish. Local firms offer outdoor adventure holidays including trekking and kayaking.

Some of Ireland’s finest and best-known golf courses can be found around Kenmare, the nearest town.  Killarney, home to the world-famous lakes, is a national venue for bands touring the country.


Sea sports and outdoor activities

Great local pubs and restaurants

Amazing stars at night

Lake, River and sea fishing

Historic sites and National Parks

Walking the Kerry Way

Great Golf Courses

Derrynane Fairy Trail
Torc Waterfall