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The so-called Knot in the Ring of Kerry, Sneem is one of Kerry’s little-known gems. Located at the head of the Sneem estuary between Kenmare and Waterville, it is a tranquil and romantic little village in beautiful surroundings.
Parknasilla Golf Club offers a 12-hole course with beautiful views over Kenmare Bay and the mountains of the Beara peninsula. Suited to higher-handicap golfers, the course has a par of 69 ( 18 holes ) with one par five and two par threes. The old course at Kenmare Golf Club, 26.5 km away, is one of the finest achievements of leading golf course architect Eddie Hackett.
Nestled on the edge of Kenmare Bay, Sneem is an ideal angling base. Fishing trips can be organised, with boats departing for deep-sea angling from the nearby Rossdohan Pier daily. A sheltered and well-stocked fishing ground, Kenmare Bay has recorded up to 40 different species of fish. Fishing rods are available for hire and bait is supplied on board.
Explore the Kenmare, Sneem and Blackwater Bridge area on horseback, with Blackwater Horse Riding Stables. Horse stables are A.I.R.E approved for pleasure rides through this scenic cross-section of the Ring of Kerry. Horses and ponies are available to suit all abilities for trekking, horse riding, and lessons.
Kenmare Bay Diving Centre is located at Kilmackillogue harbour in Lauragh. Explore the spectacular underwater scenery of Kenmare Bay with these qualified professionals. They also offer equipment rental, servicing, and repairs, as well PADI (professional association of diving instructors) diver training courses.
See the work of talented international sculptors free of charge, all-year round. The Sneem Sculpture Park features pieces by Vivienne Roche, Alan Hall, and Tamara Rikman. A panda sculpture was donated by the Peoples Republic of China, and a likeness of the goddess Isis was donated by the people of Egypt.
Taking place in November, the Sneem International Storytelling Festival celebrates Ireland’s oldest form of entertainment with storytelling workshops and lectures from Irish and international storytellers (seanachaí) for adults and children. The 2013 festival lineup included U.S. storyteller, Jay Stailey and Irish favorites Batt Burns, Seán Ó Sé, Liz Weir, and Jack Lynch.
Running since 2004, the Sneem Family Festival offers five days of fun for all the family in July. Events include wife carrying, charity auction, crab fishing, Sneem's Got Talent, Sneem Sunset Walk for Marie Keating Foundation, craft and country market, a live hawk display, and much more.
Launched in 2003, the Garden of the Senses is a community effort that has transformed part of Sneem into a delightful oasis of river walks, vibrant flower beds, a bird island, and a barbecue area. The landscaping was designed by Ken O’Leary of Kenmare.
One of Ireland’s largest and most intact ring forts lies roughly 5km north-northeast of the Sneem-Parknasilla road. Staigue Fort stands guard on a small hill set against craggy hills open to the sea on the south. Walls up to 5.5m high and 4m thick surround a circular area containing two small chambers with corbelled roofs evoking the much older passage grave at Newgrange.
This manageable 14km walk delivers stunning views of Sneem, via minor roads, farm tracks and way-marked paths across hillsides and through farmland. This walk demands a moderate standard of fitness and takes about 4.5 hours.
13.1km from Sneem
Full of character, this modernised 19th-century house is attached to the owner's residence and features four bedrooms, a sun porch, bathroom with shower, oil fired central heating, washing machine, dryer and freezer.
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11.1km from Sneem
Enjoy the comforts of this spacious two-bedroom property in Tuosist, County Kerry. Guest amenities include a bathroom with shower, an open fireplace, and private parking. Although this holiday rental adjoins the owner’s residence, privacy is guaranteed, as the property has a separate entrance. In such a stunning location you’ll never be bored. Popular activities include golf, angling, hill walking and horse riding. The thriving tourist town of Kenmare is only 16 km away.
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For magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Kenmare Bay, stay at this attractive holiday rental in Tuosist, County Kerry.
This two-bedroom property is just a couple of minutes' walk from the pebble seashores of Kenmare Bay and Lehud Harbour, making it the perfect place to unwind and relax.
10.8km from Sneem
Stay at a traditional stone cottage in Tousist, on the Beara Peninsula, in County Kerry.
Dating from the 1700’s, the three-bedroom building has been restored to its former glory and retains the genuine character of bygone days.
1.5km from Sneem
Stay at a beautifully restored traditional farmhouse on 24 acres of beautiful countryside about 3 km outside the picturesque village of Sneem. Midway between Waterville and Kenmare on the world-famous Ring of Kerry, this is a tranquil location that offers spectacular views of the Kerry Mountains and surrounding landscape.
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11.6km from Sneem
Enjoy the atmosphere of a century-old stone house, just 30 minutes drive from the well-known tourist town of Killarney and 20 minutes from Kenmare in County Kerry. This detached dormer house has been restored to its original glory and features three ensuite bedrooms.
With breathtaking views of Kenmare Bay, this cottage is a delightful holiday rental near the village of Tousist in County Kerry. The family-friendly property is set on a farm and offers the visitor both quality and comfort. One of the three bedrooms is ensuite.
0.5km from Sneem
If you like the flexibility of a vacation rental, look no further that this 4-star holiday village in the pretty County Kerry village of Sneem. These detached holiday homes feature three bedrooms (one of which is ensuite), electric central heating, a well-equipped kitchen, and a bright, spacious living area.
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4.5km from Sneem
Set in the tranquil scenic surroundings of Kenmare Bay, this quaint and beautifully appointed cottage is the ultimate getaway for families, couples, or groups. Imaginatively restored and extended, the 3-bedroom cottage on its own grounds is truly a home from home.
3.3km from Sneem
These spacious, contemporary lodges are located beside a hotel surrounded by 500 acres of beautiful Kerry woodland.They create the perfect environment for a relaxing break surrounded by the majestic Kerry Mountains and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Guests at the lodges enjoy full access to the facilities at the resort.
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