“Dúthaigh na Fáilte agus na féile.”


Derrynane, Caherdaniel & Castlecove

Caherdaniel Parish begins in the wonderful valley of Glenmore with its beautiful lakes and rivers and is world famous for fishing. When you drive over the Coomakista Pass, you will be blown away by the views overlooking Derrynane Harbour, Scariff and Deenish Islands, Kenmare Bay and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Welcome to Caherdaniel!

Derrynane harbour

Derrynane harbour

Caherdaniel Village, on the old butter road, with its stone fort nearby is an old Irish village right in the heart of the Kerry Way, home to ancient poets and writers, now a mix of old and new. Full of character and atmosphere, the pretty village stands on the shores of Derrynane Bay. Home to the great ‘Liberator’ Daniel O’Connell, Derrynane House & National Park is a visit not to be missed.

Derrynane is one of the most alluring locations in Ireland. The terrain varies from rugged shoreline to gently rolling mountains. The sheltered harbour of Derrynane was once the haunt of pirates and buccaneers from Daniel O’ Connell’s time. The area still offers great adventures with the opportunity to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery and activities imaginable.

Caherdaniel village

Caherdaniel village

Derrynane House & National Park

Derrynane House and National Park covers an area of 320 acres and includes a Nature Trail with fairy houses, over 1.5km of shoreline and a glorious blue flag beach to enjoy a walk or a swim.

Derrynane House, the former home of Daniel O'Connell, The Liberator

Derrynane House, the former home of Daniel O’Connell, The Liberator

Castlecove or Cuan an Chaisleáin in Irish it means the same as “Castlecove”, but the officially recognised Irish name for the town is “An Siopa Dubh”. It is home to fine sandy beaches and the coastline has created natural rock pools with exquisite sandy coves dotted underneath the cliffs. Its pristine and ecological harmony won Castlecove an award at the World Environmental Oscars.

The imposing ruins of Staigue Fort are close by and are probably the finest example of a stone fort in Ireland. Its about 2,500 years old. The defensive fort, six metres high and four metres thick, was home to the chieftain’s family and entourage.

Westcove pier is a beautiful inlet from where you can moor your boat. Or catch up on a spot of fishing for dinner.

Westcove Pier
Westcove inlet

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This is jut a sample of what Derrynane, Caherdaniel & Castlecove have to offer. All of our tours are tailored specifically to cater for your specific needs and expectations.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements further.

Main image: © R Fogarty

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