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Sneem, Co. Kerry

Sneem (Irish: An tSnaidhm) is a picturesque town situated on the Iveragh Peninsula (part of the Ring of Kerry) in County Kerry. Situated on the Ring of Kerry between Kenmare and Waterville, Sneem is “a knot” in Irish, and this colourful, immaculately kept village is divided in two by the River Sneem, creating an unusual “hour-glass” shape (“The Knot in the Ring”). The first week of August sees Sneem at its busiest with the “Welcome Home Festival”, in honour of those who emigrated from Ireland.

The village of Sneem is a treasure trove of international sculpture, accessible to all, free of charge, throughout the year. There is a picnic area by the pier with benches and tables and barbecue area on the banks of the river Sneem. Vistors can also wander through The Garden of the Senses to experience the fragrant aromas.

The legendary Casey family of rowers and wrestlers were all from Sneem, the most famous of whom "Steve 'Crusher' Casey" was undefeated heavyweight wrestling champion of the world 1938-1947 and in 1982 he received the Irish Hall Of Fame Award, presented by Olympic gold medallist Ronnie Delaney. There is a statue commemorating him in the village.

There are numerous activities nearby including golf, walking, hill walking, water sports, tennis, boating and cultural activities such as galleries and a museum.

Gardens

Carraig Abhainn Gardens - Durrus County Cork ireland
Carraig Abhainn Gardens
Durrus, Co. Cork
People come from far and wide to visit Wiseman’s emporium, a fine example of a nearly extinct breed of general store, stocking everything imaginable. Visitors - including bridal parties in search of a photogenic spot - also flock to the Wis ...
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Golf

The 9th Hole
Waterville Golf Club
Waterville, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Swallows Roost Holiday Cottage
Durrus, Co. Cork
This is a modern one bedroom cottage in the grounds of Failte Ireland approved Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge. Access to 2 acres of gardens, runs & kennels available for free exercise of dogs. Dogs permitted in the apartment. Guide price Fr ...
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What's On

Bantry Market - Co Cork - Friday Mornings
Bantry Market

The Square, Bantry, County Cork

Fridays: 9am - 1pm

Contact: Veronica Neville: veronica@rneville.com
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Tourist Attractions

Derrynane House - Caherdaniel County Kerry Ireland
Derrynane House
Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry
Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman. Situated on the scenic Iveragh Peninsula on the Ring of Kerry coastline, Derrynane House displays many relics of O'Connell's life and career and is now a ...
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Wedding Venues

BlairsCove House and Restaurant - Durrus County Cork Ireland - Wedding Venue
Blairscove House & Restaurant
Durrus, Co. Cork
What a wonderful venue for a wedding: Philippe and Sabine de Mey’s beautiful property enjoys a stunning waterside location at the head of Dunmanus Bay, in West Cork. Everything revolves around the courtyard, which has been beautifully r ...
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