Sunday, January 14, 2007

Ring of Kerry


Kenmare is charmingly situated at the head of Kenmare Bay, where the Roughty River meets the sea. It is an excellent centre for exploring both the Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas. Kenmare has a long and varied history dating from the stone circle adjacent to the town which dates from 2200 - 500 B.C.


Waterville, famous as an angling centre, also has much to offer the general tourist. There is a fine sandy beach on the shore of Ballin-skelligs Bay, and a championship golf course(18). Around Waterville The town is on the eastern shore of Ballinskelligs Bay, on a strip of land that separates the sea from Lough Currane, one of the most beautiful lakes in Ireland and a great fishing centre. The little Irish-speaking village of Ballinskelligs is charmingly situated on Ballinskelligs Bay: its attractions include boating, bathing, fishing and fine coastal scenery. A beach outside the village stretches for 4 miles (6km). A little to the west are the ruins of an ancient castle of the McCarthys, and of an ancient abbey.


This pretty fishing village lies at the bridge which joins Valentia Island to the mainland. Just across this bridge is 'The Skellig Experience' centre.

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