Welcome to Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel, a tiny hamlet hidden among the trees at the head of Derrynane Bay, is the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, 'the Liberator', whose family made money smuggling from their base by the dunes. The area has a Blue Flag beach, good hikes and activities including horse riding and water sports. Lines of wind-gnarled trees add to the wild air.

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$367.62 Private & Custom Tours

Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney

The Itinerary:Following a pick up from your accommodation, on route we will visit Killorglin which is home of the semi-pagan festival; Puck Fair.  From Killorglin, the tour will include the following scenic areas of interest:The Bog Village Museum The Bog Museum is located close to Glenbeigh. This museum gives a fascinating insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe and is one of Kerry's leading tourist attractions. Whilst in Glenbeigh, we shall also visit its glorious sandy beach. CahersiveenFollowing the N70 road we will stop at Cahersiveen, the birthplace of Daniel O'Connell, who was a political leader in the first half of the 19th century and was often referred to as the Liberator or Emancipator.Valentia IslandFrom Cahersiveen, the tour continues to Valentia Island. It is a picture-postcard island situated off the South West coast of Kerry and is of great beauty and contrast. It is joined to the mainland by bridge via the Portmagee Channel. Valentia was the eastern terminus of the first commercially viable transatlantic telegraph cable. Transatlantic telegraph cables operated from Valentia Island for one hundred years. In Port Magee, we shall stop for lunch. After lunch, the next part of the tour includes a visit to the Kerry Cliffs.The Kerry CliffsThe Kerry Cliffs is a family run tourist attraction in Portmagee. The cliffs have been a viewing point for generations and are widely accepted as the most spectacular cliffs in Kerry. They stand over 1000ft above the wild Atlantic and were formed 400 million years ago.  From the Kerry Cliffs, the tour continues to Ballinskelligs and Skelligs Chocolate. Skelligs ChocolateSkelligs Chocolate is a family business based in St. Finians’s Bay overlooking the magnificent Skelligs Rocks. It welcomes visitors to come to its open plan factory and see the chocolates being created, while tasting the freshly made delights.  Following on from Ballinskelligs, we visit Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare.KenmareKenmare is cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay. The town is noted for its food and pubs. Along the N71 we will see breath-taking Ladies View,and we will have an opportunity to visit another spectacular marvel known as Torc Waterfall. It is a stunning heavy waterfall with amazing views. Your tour concludes in Killarney whereby you will be taken back to your accommodation.

$583.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Classic Ring of Kerry Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kerry Bog Village Museum, Glenbeigh, County KerryVisit Kerry Bog village to see how people lived in this area long ago. Alternatively, observe local sheep farmer Brendan Ferris at work with his Border Collie dogs and sheep at his Kells farmland.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ring of Kerry, County KerryVisit Cahergal Ring Fort, a stone fort dating back to 600AD. With walls approx 6 m high and some 3 m thick this dry stone wall fort is one of the best examples of an early medieval stone forts to be found on the ring of Kerry.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Waterville Beach, Waterville, County KerryStop at the coastal town of Waterville, favourite holiday location for Charlie Chaplin. Get your picture taken at the famous Charlie Chaplin statue.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Derrynane House, Caherdaniel, County KerryVisit the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell - lawyer, politician and statesman, and one of the great figures in modern Irish history. Part of Derrynane National Historic Park, Derrynane House will give you a sense of O'Connell and his influential life.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Go Sneem, Sneem, County KerryStop at the picturesque little village of Sneem for some sightseeing and shopping.Duration: 1 hour

$874.12 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Ring of Kerry Hike - 8 Day Self-Guided Tour

Day 1: Arrive in Killarney – On arrival at your first guesthouse, your hostess will give you your full detailed information pack. She will also be able to suggest some of the many local restaurants or pubs for food and possibly music. Day 2: Killarney to Kenmare - You will be transferred/driven to the start of your walk – about 5kms outside Killarney. From here you walk across Killarney National Park and through Esknamucky Glen to the heritage town of Kenmare. Overnight in Kenmare.  Walk Details:  Distance: 22kms. Duration: 6 hours. Day 3: Kenmare to Sneem - From Kenmare you will walk to the award winning village of Sneem via Templenoe. This walk takes you along the shores of Kenmare Bay, with views across to the Beara Peninsula and the Caha Mountains. Overnight in Sneem. Walk Details: Distance: 23kms. Duration: 6.5 hours. Day 4: Sneem to Caherdaniel - Continue walking from the village of Sneem, following an old ‘butter road’ to the little village of Caherdaniel – once home of our famous liberator – Daniel O’Connell. The views across the Beara Peninsula and out to the Atlantic Ocean are fantastic. Overnight in Caherdaniel.  Walk Details:  Distance: 19kms. Duration: 5.5 hours. Day 5: Caherdaniel to Waterville - Continuing from the village of Caherdaniel, you walk around and above the coast to reach the village of Waterville. Glorious coastal views out towards the Skellig Islands and Ballinskelligs Bay. Overnight in Waterville. Walk Details:  Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5 hours. Day 6: Waterville to Caherciveen - From Waterville, you will once again be driven a short distance to the starting point of today’s walk at Mastergeehy. From here you will be walking to the town of Caherciveen. This walk takes you across the tip of the peninsula with views north over the Dingle Peninsula and south to Kenmare Bay. Overnight in Caherciveen.  Walk Details:  Distance: 24kms. Duration: 6.5 hours.  Day 7: Caherciveen to Glenbeigh - Your final walk takes you from the town of Caherciveen along the northern shores of the peninsula to the little town of Glenbeigh. Your holiday finishes in the village of Glenbeigh. Overnight in Glenbeigh.  Walk Details:  Distance: 24kms. Duration: 6.5 hours. Day 8: Departure - Departure from Glenbeigh by bus or taxi to Killarney.  Bus leaves at 08:45 and arrives at 09:50 (Does not operate on Sundays or Public Holidays).  From Killarney, connections by bus and train are frequent to Cork, Limerick, Shannon or Dublin.

$1079.53 Multi-day & Extended Tours

11-Day Ring of Kerry Self-Guided Hike

Day 1Arrive in Killarney. A detailed information pack will be awaiting you on arrival at your guesthouse.Day 2Hike Killarney National Park and through Esknamucky Glen to the heritage town of Kenmare. Walk Details: Distance: 22kms. Duration: 6 hours. Max. Height: 400m. Day 3Hike from Kenmare to the village of Sneem via Templenoe. Pass Kenmare Bay, experience views of the Beara Peninsula and the Caha Mountains. Walk Details: Distance: 23kms. Duration: 6.5 hours. Max. Height: 300m. Day 4Hike from Sneem, following an old ‘butter road’ to the little village of Caherdaniel. Walk Details: Distance: 19kms. Duration: 5.5 hours. Max. Height: 400m. Day 5Hike from Caherdaniel, to Waterville. Coastal views of the Skellig Islands and Ballinskelligs Bay. Walk Details: Distance: 16kms. Duration: 5 hours. Max. Height: 350m. Day 6Starting at Mastergeehy, hike to Caherciveen with views of the Dingle Peninsula and Kenmare Bay. Walk Details: Distance: 24kms. Duration: 6.5 hours. Max. Height: 400m. Day 7Hike from Caherciveen along the northern shores of the peninsula to Glenbeigh. Walk Details: Distance: 24kms. Duration: 6.5 hours. Max. Height: 350m. Day 8Skirt the slopes of Seefin Mountain down to the Caragh valley following the Caragh River to Blackstones Bridge. Walk Details: Distance: 14kms. Duration: 4 hours. Max. Height: 350m.Day 9Follow the shores of Lough Acoose and walk along the MacGillycuddy Reeks following an old ‘droving’ path to the Black Valley Walk Details: Distance: 21kms. Duration: 6 hours. Max. Height: 400m.Day 10From the Black Valley you follow the shores of the Upper Lake of Killarney Walk Details: Distance: 22kms. Duration: 6 hours. Max. Height: 400m.Day 11Departures after breakfast

$525.18 Private & Custom Tours

Private Guided Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry

Join a professionally qualified local tour guide on a private tour of The Ring of Kerry, one of Ireland’s most popular drives. In one day you get to see a fantastic stretch of Ireland’s rugged coastline, catch a glimpse of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Skellig Michael, explore pretty rural towns and villages and drive through miles of green rolling hills.Highlights • The town of Killorglin - Home of Puck Fair, one of Ireland’s oldest festivals, is situated on a hill overlooking the River Laune, famous for its salmon and trout fishing. • The Kerry Bog Village Museum giving people an insight into how people lived and worked in 18th century Ireland, or alternatively a sheep-dog demonstration, one of the most unusual and popular attractions on the Ring of Kerry. • Caherdaniel & Derrynane - Even on a misty day, the view of Derrynane you get from the Coomakista Pass will stay with you forever. Derrynane House & National Park was the home of one of our most famous Irishmen, Daniel O’Connell, better known as ‘The Liberator’. • Cahergal Stone Fort - This imposing Iron Age stone fortress • Moll’s Gap - A pass on the road from Kenmare to Killarney, Moll’s Gap commands some stunning views and is also home to the charming Avoca shop and restaurant. • Ladies’ View – Killarney’s most famous view, Ladies’ View gets its name from a visit by Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting during the royal visit to Killarney in 1861. You will be as taken as they were by a view so arresting it was named after them.What You Can Expect9.00am (flexible) Why not have a relaxing day, leave the car at your accommodation, and leave the driving to us, perhaps even enjoy an Irish whiskey on route! Following a complimentary pickup from your accommodation on a luxury air-conditioned minibus, you will enjoy a narrated tour of The Ring of Kerry. We begin the adventure by heading to The Kerry Bog museum where you can enjoy a tour of a replica 18th century famine village or a visit to a Sheep dog demonstration (rest break).A scenic drive on The Wild Atlantic Way will bring us to the 1000 year old Iron Age stone forts outside the town of Caherciveen, and later to the beautifully spiritual 12th century St Michael's Priory founded by the monks from Skellig Michael. Here you will also see the ruined 16th century Ballinskelligs Castle.After lunch in Waterville, we drive up and over the Coomakista Pass to one of the most photographed panoramas on The Ring of Kerry. We then travel through the villages of Caherdaniel and Sneem, where brightly painted cottages line the streets. Here we stop for a coffee stop and a photo opportunity, before heading back to Killarney over 'Molls Gap' mountain pass and through Killarney National Park, taking in the world famous 'Ladies View'.

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