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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

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

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 Michael - County Kerry Ireland
Skellig Michael
Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
Skellig Michael also known as Great Skellig, is a steep rocky island and is the larger of the two Skellig islands in the Atlantic Ocean about 14.5 kilometres (9 miles) from the coast of Kerry. Skellig Michael towers 218 metres (714ft) above t ...
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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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