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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

Skellig Bay golf Club - Waterville County Kerry Ireland
Skellig Bay Golf Club
Waterville, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
Although a relative newcomer to the Irish golfing scene (opening in Spring 2006), the links at Skellig Bay Golf Club has quickly made a lasting impression already making it into the "Top 50" in Ireland list. The Ron Kirby designed links ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Rockcrest
Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Kenmare is the home to many great restaurants, pubs and shops. It has many activities for people to take part in including golf, fishing, water based activities, walking, touring wonderful scenic areas or alternatively is a great place just to re ...
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What's On

Kenmare Farmers Market - County Kerry
Kenmare Farmers Market

An Cro, Bridge Street, Kenmare, County Kerry

Wednesdays - Sunday 10-6pm. (7 days during July and August)

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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

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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