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Waterville is situated on the Iveragh Peninsula on Kerry’s south western coast in the south of Ireland. Trident Holiday Homes offers self catering holiday homes in Waterville just a short walk from the heart of the village and its lovely pebbled beach.
The village of Waterville or ‘An Coireán’ in Gaelic, meaning ‘Little Whirlpool’ has long been a favourite seaside holiday destination with both the Irish and overseas visitors and has in fact attracted a number of celebrity visitors over the years such as Charlie Chaplin and Tiger Woods.
This rugged part of Kerry has an excellent choice of outdoor activities available to visitors ranging from horse riding to hiking and cycling to golf. Redesigned by Eddie Hackett, Waterville’s Golf Club is one of Ireland’s oldest courses. Many of the world’s greats have played there including Sam Snead, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods. Waterville is very popular with fishermen with a variety of charters available for deep sea fishing leaving from either nearby Ballinskelligs or Caherciveen. Also, the nearby Lough Currane is extremely well stocked with salmon and trout. Skelligs Watersports is a surf school based at Reen Rua Beach, between Waterville and Ballinskelligs which offers lessons for all levels of ability in surfing, wind surfing and kayaking. They provide all necessary equipment. There are a number of beautiful sandy beaches along this part of the coastline many of which are perfect for swimming and water sports.
The wild coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula with its many inlets and estuaries is home to an abundance of birdlife including;
A number of species of whales can often be seen in its largely unspoilt waters such as Orca, Pilot and Humpback as well as dolphins, porpoises Common and Grey seals. Onshore nature lovers can enjoy a mix of bog and alpine habitats which are home to a wide variety of flora. In addition to the birdlife, Sika Deer can often been seen roaming wild together with Irish Mountain Hare and the rather unpopular American Mink.
Waterville is said to have been the landing site for Ireland’s first invaders the Milesians who fought the local tribe the Tuatha de Danann. This historic part of Co. Kerry offers a number of interesting visitor attractions such as the majestic Derrynane House & Park, the restored famine village turned artist’s colony Cill Rialaig and the ancient hill forts, Staigue Fort and the Stone Fort at Lohar. The Early Christian monastic settlement on Skellig Rock is also easily accessible by boat from Ballinskelligs or Portmagee.
Our self catering holiday homes in Waterville are the perfect base for the family to go to enjoy a traditional seaside break while also being ideal for those who want to explore Co. Kerry’s heritage and wildlife.
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