Glenbeigh, although a small village on the Ring of Kerry, has fabulous activities and many places to visit. Here are some of the things you can do during your visit to Glenbeigh:
Rossbeigh beach is our pride and joy with its spectacular scenery and wonderful sandy shores.
It is beautiful for leisurely walks, swimming, horse trekking. The views are amazing with Skellig Michael in the distance on a clear day and views to Dingle and Inch.
For children there is a lovely playground and tennis courts and just a short distance away a magical Fairy Forest to enjoy.
You can go horse trekking on the beach or just take a stroll around the sand dunes taking in the beauty that surrounds you. If you want something more strenuous you can access walking and mountain trails from the beach.
Why not sit outside at Rosspoint Bar & Restaurant and watch the sun setting . A truly unforgettable sight in this amazing location. Being outdoors in this stunning area allows you to restore the calm from your busy life.
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Kells Bay Gardens is just 13km away from Glenbeigh. It is a place to wander and observe the wonderful horticultural delights and exotic plant life that grow in this microclimate created by the Gulf stream.
Rare plants, ferns and subtropical plants cover over 17 hectares in this luscious location.
Children will love the carvings of large dinosaurs from old fallen trees and the skywalk bridge on display.
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Gleann Na Coille is in a prime location on the Ring of Kerry, Wild Atlantic Way and Kerry Way walking route, as well as being within the heart of the Reeks District. Corrán Tuathail is just a 30 minute drive away if you are feeling adventurous and want to climb Ireland’s highest mountain.
See www.glenbeigh.ie for information on the fabulous and various levels of walks in and around Glenbeigh. See Glenbeigh walks brochure.
Some of the many nearby walks:
Rossbeigh beach Walk 7km
Curra Hill Walk 6.5km
Reelnagaune Strand 5.5km
Forest Walk 4.5km
The Windy Gap walk 12.5km
Drung Hill Walk. 7.5km
The South Kerry Greenway is on its way!
This exciting project has been in the pipeline for many years and it is fantastic to see this coming to fruition.
From Glenbeigh to Cahersiveen walking or cycling along the old railway track you will be able to take in the magnificent views. It will be spectacular!
In the meantime, rent a bike from Kerry Greenway Bike Rentals and explore the local area.
Skellig Michael Unesco World Heritage site can be accessed from Renard, Portmagee and Valentia by boat.
This ancient 6th century monastic settlement is where the monks lived and prayed for many centuries. They left in the 13th century and it then became a place of pilgrimage and during the time of the penal laws a haven for Catholics.
Skellig Michael has 618 steps to climb! There are an abundance of birdlife and is the second largest gannet colony in the world.
Kerry Bog Village, 3km away from Glenbeigh village, is on the Killorglin road.
It shows the living conditions of the late 19th century, and explores Irelands rural history, heritage and lifestyle with thatched cottages and rural farm equipment of that era.
This experience will show the culture, customs and living conditions of our ancestors. Also, see the Kerry Bog ponies which are very small in height and were a mountain and moorland breed used in the bogs of Ireland.
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