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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

Cois Cuain Gardens - Bantry County Cork Ireland
Cois Cuain Gardens
Bantry, Co. Cork
Gardening in West Cork is definitely different. The Walshes may have had to use a pick axe rather than a spade to plant in their seaside garden but growing conditions, thanks to the greenhouse climate of the Gulf Stream, are incredible. Tender pl ...
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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

The Artists Cottage - Self Catering Accommodation - Lahardonta Kilcrohane Bantry County Cork
LAHARANDOTA - The Artists' Cottage & Studio
Bantry, Co. Cork
‘Laharandota’ - The Artists' Cottage & Studio – is an old stone farmhouse formerly owned by an American painter, Frank Russell, and now fully renovated to include slate floors, old beams and stone walls. Located 4 miles ...
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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

Ross Castle - Killarney County Kerry Ireland
Ross Castle
Killarney, Co. Kerry
Ross Castle is located on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park and is considered a typical example of the stronghold of an Irish Chieftain during the Middle Ages. Ross Castle was built in the late 15th century by local ruling c ...
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Wedding Venues

Aghadoe Heights Hotel - Wedding Venue - Killarney County Kerry Ireland
Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa
Killarney, Co. Kerry
A few miles out of Killarney town, this famous low-rise hotel, dating from the ‘60s, enjoys stunning views of the lakes and the mountains beyond. It is now one of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels and, under the caring management of Pat ...
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