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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$359.65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Killarney

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kerry Bog Village Museum, Glenbeigh, County Kerry18th century Irish village Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Skelligs Chocolate Co., Ballinskelligs, County KerryChocolate factory Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Kerry Cliffs, Portmagee, County KerryThe most spectacular cliffs in Kerry Duration: 30 minutes

$536.61 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: Cahergall Fort, Cahersiveen, 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: Torc Waterfall, Killarney, County KerryVisit Torc Waterfall and Muckross House and Gardens which are located within Killarney National Park. Also stop at Molls Gap and Ladies View as we drive through the 26,000 acre National Park.Duration: 30 minutes

$855.16 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

$513.79 Private & Custom Tours

Private Guided Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Coomakesta Pass, Waterville, County KerryA stunning view of Kenmare BayDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Ladies' View, Killarney, County KerryA view of the Lakes of Killarney, the same view as seen by Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting in 1861Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Skellig Ring Scenic Drive, Portmagee, County KerryA great view of the World Heritage site of Skellig MichaelDuration: 15 minutes

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