Experience for yourself the traditional Irish way of life in the hauntingly beautiful Ring of Kerry Skellig region, explore ancient monuments, romantic castles, spectacular gardens and stunning country manors. Visit the colourful village of portmagee and watch fishermen unload their catches, or spend time in Ballinskelligs where the quality of light is an artist's delight.
Take a boat trip to the Skelligs World Heritage Site and experience the serene beauty first hand or pit yourself against the "Mulcahy's Peak" hole at Waterville Golf Links course. Wherever you choose, you'll be drawn into conversation in the local shops and the locals will try their best to help you enjoy your stay.
The Waters around Caherciveen and Valentia Island have the best cold water diving sites in Europe.
Sea, Shore, Lake and River Fishing
Angling is a favourite pastime for locals and visitors alike. The European Sea Angling Competition was held in Caherciveen in 2001. The Gulf Stream waters around Caherciveen are renowned for fishing and competitions are held annually. The waters around Caherciveen have the best coldwater diving sites in Europe. Boat hire can be arranged for Fishing Groups on request.
Boat Trips to the Skelligs
Many people come to Caherciveen for this trip of a life time. Boat trips are made daily and you may land on the Skelligs weather permitting. The archaeoligical remains of the Skelligs, perfectly preserved Beehive huts, and Oratory, are part of an austere monastic settlement perched on the sheer side of a Rock 715 feet above the Atlantic.
The Skelligs are a haven for bird watchers. Puffins in their hundreds perch on the Skelligs and leave in Mid August. Kittiwakes and terns also perch on the Skelligs. The small Skellig Rock has the second largest gannet colony in the world.
Hill and Road Walking
Hill and Road Walking is a particularly favourite pass time for visitors to the Caherciveen area. The Floral Walk - Roa na mBlath will take you from Caherciveen to Cuas Crom (approximately 5 Kilometres) it is suitable for all ages and you can explore the local Fauna.
The Kerry Way runs through the region taking in many of the towns and villages. We have such walks as The Mass Path in Derrynane and the old Butter Road outside Waterville. In Caherciveen we have walks such as Cnoc an dTobar, Ballycarbery castle, Ring Forts and Kimego wood.