Waterville & the Ring of Kerry
Waterville town centre is only a short walk away and sits between Ballinskelligs Bay and Lough Currane. It is the premier coastal touring centre on the Ring of Kerry and has attracted many famous celebrities over the years, including Charlie Chaplin and his family, still well remembered in the town. All around are lovely beaches and fine walks. There are shops and pubs as well as an excellent choice of restaurants - from budget to fine cuisine - with seafood being a specialty in many of them.
The Ring of Kerry panoramic route has long been one of the favorite sightseeing tours of Ireland and is leading around the Iveragh Peninsula passing through a succession of magnificent landscapes. A less known side route leads from Waterville to Ballinskelligs and through beautiful mountain scenery further on to Portmagee and Valentia Island. The spectacular views past St.Finan's Bay include the Skellig Islands (more on the next page).
Lake Currane is not only a favourite spot for anglers but also well known for Church Island with the ruins of a 6th century oratory. Iveragh peninsula is also home of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks Ridge with Ireland's highest mountain Carantuohil, only half an hour drive from the house. Walkers, Hikers and cyclists have a variety of options to experience the wilder parts of the peninsula. We're well prepared for their special needs, as well as for anglers, golfers and everybody who likes to be active. [more on the next page...]