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Waterville, Co. Kerry

Waterville (An Coireán in Irish) is a beautiful town on the Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry. The town is sited on a narrow isthmus, with Lough Currane on the east side of the town, and Ballinskelligs Bay on the west, and the Currane River connecting the two. The town name in Irish refers to the river, while the English refers to the town's situation. The N70 Ring of Kerry route passes through the town.

On one side Lough Currane is famous for its fishing, while on the other Ballinskelligs Bay famous for its beaches and the shore famous for its golf links. It has the unique advantage of featuring sea, mountains and lakes in close proximity.

The unique climate is aided by the warm waters of the Gulf Stream and this enables you to enjoy the Waterville area year round. Waterville is also a paradise for golfing, angling, hill walking, cycling, pony trekking, historical sites, bird watching and many water sports.

In the 1880s the Commercial Cable Company laid their first Transatlantic telegraph cable from Waterville to Canso, Nova Scotia.

The town was a favorite holiday spot of Charlie Chaplin and his family. There is a statue of him in the centre of the village in his memory.

Gardens

Glanleam House & Subtropical Garden - Valentia Island County Kerry ireland
Glanleam House & Subtropical Garden
Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Experiencing this garden is like straying into a benign jungle where the most exotic of plants rule in wild profusion. And if ever there was a place to give a sense of other worldliness it is Glanleam. The 40 acre site on an east facing bay on Va ...
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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

Derrynane Hotel & Holiday Homes - Caherdaniel County Kerry ireland
Derrynane Hotel & Holiday Homes
Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry
Each of these 8 holiday homes have views of the ocean and mountains. Situated on the grounds of the Derrynane Hotel where residents may avail of the hotels facilities makes this a wonderful location for your self catering holiday. The dining r ...
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What's On

Caherdaniel Market - Fridays (seasonal) - Co Kerry
Caherdaniel Market

Village Hall, Caherdaniel, County Kerry

 

Fridays: 10am - 12am (June-September plus Christmas)

Contact: Jane Urquahart +353 (0)66 947 5479
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Tourist Attractions

Skellig Experience Visitor Centre - Valentia Island County Kerry Ireland
Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Enjoy an audio-visual tour recreating the magic of the Skellig region, enjoy the history, The Skellig Experience’s re-created Skellig sea cliff, with life-size models and related presentations, you can get to know, by sight and sound, the l ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Carrig Country House
Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry
Just off the Ring of Kerry, Frank and Mary Slattery’s delightful Victorian country house is as romantic a location as any bride could wish for, set in acres of secluded lakeside gardens, with its own private jetty. There are churches ne ...
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    Complimentary glass of wine (or an Irish Coffee) for every Georgina Campbell's Ireland reader that has a 3 course dinner in the Smugglers Inn.

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