Welcome to Sneem


The main village here is Sneem (An tSnaidhm). Its Irish name translates as 'the knot', which is thought to refer to the River Sneem that swirls, knot-like, into nearby Kenmare Bay. The river splits the village in two, with separate village squares on either side and a picturesque waterfall tumbling below the old stone bridge.

There are no real sights, but it's a popular place for Ring of Kerry tour buses to pause so passengers can stretch their legs before the road dives into the woods for the 27km stretch to Kenmare.


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The Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park Tour

There is an unspoilt nature to Ireland's most beautiful region and the Ring of Kerry provides many unforgettable memories as it passes through many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem.Your return to Killarney is via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney's magnificent National Park.

$59.37 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Ring of Kerry from Killarney

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Torc Waterfall, Killarney, County KerryWalk through primary forest to meet really charming waterfall.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ballycarbery Castle, Cahersiveen, County KerryBeautiful and charming ruins of Carberry O'Shea castle from 1598. Crashed by parliament forces in 1651-52.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cahergall Fort, Cahersiveen, County Kerry5th - 6th century stone fort , built with just balance stone, no mortar.Very impressive , high in details ancient construction.Duration: 49 minutesStop At: Ladies' View, Killarney, County KerryView from high point at National Park and Killarney lakes.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kerry Cliffs, Portmagee, County KerryBest viewing point at Skellig Islands (Star Wars) 850 feet above the sea level. Magnificent place!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Valentia Island Car Ferry, Knightstown, Valentia Island, County KerryA bit of trip through the water. Sometimes with dolphins. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Kerry Bog Village Museum, Glenbeigh, County Kerry18th 19th century village museum. Good place to get focus how we were living in the past.Duration: 1 hour

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Ring of Kerry Full-Day Guided Tour from Cork

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Cork, County CorkWe will depart Cork at 8:20am, and make our way across the rolling Cork and Kerry Mountains.Stop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County KerryFirst we will stop in Killarney Town!Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.Catch a coffee and breakfast, or use the time to visit St.Mary's Cathedral or Killarney House and Gardens. You will visit and learn about the National Park again towards the end of Ring of Kerry. Duration: 1 hourPass By: Ring of Kerry, County KerryPass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more. This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous "Ring of Kerry" driving route.Stop At: Dingle Bay, Dingle, Dingle Peninsula, County KerryWe enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach. . This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.**Dingle Bay separates Iveragh Peninsula (Ring of Kerry) and Dingle Peninsula. We also have a Dingle Day Tour available daily!**Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Waterville Beach, Waterville, County KerryPicturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, famed by the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. A regular visitor, Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and hence the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. It is also home to one of Ireland's finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O'Dwyer and Mick O'Connell.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Sneem Art Studio, Sneem, County KerryWe take a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: The Black Valley, Killarney, County KerryOne of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.Stop At: Torc Waterfall, Killarney, County KerryTorc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Cork, County CorkWe relax as we make our way over the Cork and Kerry mountains back to the rebel city at approx 7 pm after a fun-filled, inspired and most memorable day at the Ring of Kerry.Pass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Cork, County CorkWe relax as we make our way over the Cork and Kerry mountains back to the rebel city at approx 7 pm after a fun-filled, inspired and most memorable day at the Ring of Kerry.

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Full-Day Ring of Kerry Tour from Killarney

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ring of Kerry, County KerryFull day sight seeing tour Duration: 7 hoursStop At: Ladies' View, Killarney, County KerryLadies ViewDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Wild Kerry Day Tour with O'Connor Autotours, Killarney, County KerryFull day sightseeing tourDuration: 7 hoursStop At: Moll's Gap, Killarney, County KerryAvoca Handweavers Duration: 30 minutes

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Ring of Kerry from Limerick Including Torc Waterfall Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ring of Kerry, County Kerry08.00 Depart from Limerick Tourist OfficeWe depart from Limerick tourist office, Arthur's Quay, at 8.00am. We also pick up at Singland Motors Circle K.KillorglinPass through Killorglin, the home of the ancient Celtic festival Puck Fair. Dating back to 1613., this is one of the oldest festivals in the world where a goat is crowned king of the village and placed on a pedestal for 3 day in August each year. People come from far and wide to pay homage to the king goat and enjoy the festivities of street stalls, music, and much more. This section of the tour takes you along part of the famous "Ring of Kerry" driving route.Dingle BayWe enjoy a scenic drive along some parts of the famous Dingle Peninsula. We stop for photos en route with amazing views of Dingle Bay, Skellig rocks, Inch beach. . This ideal setting is perfect for panoramic photographs admits the Wild Atlantic Way.WatervillePicturesque little village overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay with its own beautiful beach, famed by the Skellig Rocks with their early Christian monastery. A regular visitor, Charlie Chaplin loved Waterville and hence the statue in his honor, unveiled in 1998. It is also home to one of Ireland's finest golf clubs and most famed footballer Mick O'Dwyer and Mick O'Connell.SneemWe take a stop in the charming village of Sneem. This is one of Ireland's most colorful and charming villages. With two squares and a beautiful bridge in the middle of the village, this is where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay. It was also the regular holiday choice or Charles de Gaulle.Killarney National ParkOne of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley, the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.Torc WaterfallTorc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.KillarneyRegularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland. We arrive back to Limerick at 7.30pm approx, after an inspiring day!Duration: 11 hours

$79.92 Private & Custom Tours

Ring of Kerry Private Tour from Kenmare

The "Ring of Kerry" is a spectacular scenic route in south west Ireland. A private tour with us is the best way to enjoy all the sights and scenery the route has to offer. You can fully be in charge of the itinerary. Compared with coach tours, we can make more stops (of your choice) and travel to places where buses have no access.The Ring of Kerry is a world-famous route following the N70, N71 and R562 roads in a circular direction around the Iveragh peninsula. The route starts in the town Killarney and passes through the towns and villages of (in order): Killorglin, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Sneem, Kenmare, and finally back to Killarney.A private tour of the Ring of Kerry has great advantages. Of course you can visit the well known places of interest (for example: Muckross House and Gardens, Coomakista Pass, Kerry Bog Village and the Torc Waterfalls). In addition, we can show you lesser known places that are equally impressive. • Cromwell's Bridge is a mysterious bridge in the centre of Kenmare. Folklore goes it does not get its name from Oliver Cromwell but is named after the Irish word croimeal - which means moustache! • The Stone Circle in Kenmare is the largest of its kind in south-western Ireland. • The Skelligs Ring boasts panaramic views of massive cliffs. The Skellig Islands can be seen in the distance. • On Valentia Island, humans have been active from at least 4,560 B.C. Along with stunning scenery, Valentia Island is home to the Skellig Experience and Valentia Heritage Museum. At the Valentia Slate Quarry, to this day slate is being mined. Slate from here was used for the Opera House in Paris and Westminster Palace in London! • Cahergall Fort, Leacanabuiaile Fort and Ballycarbery Castle are all great medieval forts around Cahersiveen. As old as they are, they still dominate the area present-day!On our private tour, we can stop anywhere you like. You will not miss any Kodak-moments and we can advise you on great places to have lunch, coffee or an Irish pint of plain.Several variations on the official route exist, that include for example Valentia Island and Saint Finian's Bay. The tour can take you to all these places, including of course the famous highlights such as the Gap of Dunloe, Kerry Bog Village, Derrynane House and Gardens, Valentia Island, Muckross House and Ross Castle.

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