Map of Glenbeigh

Map of Glenbeigh

Sunset at Glenbeigh Beach in County Kerry © Adobe Stock

About Glenbeigh

Glenbeigh or Glanbehy is a town situated on the scenic Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. This beautiful area is home to Rossbeigh Beach, Coomasahran Lake, a number of rock art sites, the Natterjack Toad and Kerry Bog Pony. 

Glenbeigh is often referred to as “The Jewel in the Ring of Kerry,” surrounded by the magnificent scenery of the Seefin Mountains, the Caragh River, and the Behy River. This makes Glenbeigh an idyllic location for a family holiday or an outdoor holiday with friends in Ireland. 

The hills from Seefin to Drung Hill are known as the “Glenbeigh Horseshoe” and are part of the greater “Kerry Way” well known for its magnificent mountain walks. From your holiday accommodation in Glenbeigh, you will be surrounded by an array of popular trails and breathtaking scenery. 

Coomasaharn Lake provides a horseshoe-looped walk. You can hike over several mountain peaks around the stunning Coomasaharn Lake near Glenbeigh village in Kerry. The famous MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains are also less than 10km to the east. Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest peak is also located on this magnificent peninsula on Ireland’s west coast. 

The local sandy beach of Rossbeigh is a gorgeous blue flag beach extending 11 km in length. This beach is very popular for swimming, water sports, walking, or horse riding in Kerry.  

Did you know that hang gliding and gliding is also a popular adventure sport in Glenbeigh? Rossbeigh is a great spot for gliding, a unique holiday experience in Kerry. Get to the top of the mountain where there is parking and launch from there. Rossbeigh has smooth sea winds that generally blow from the west, northwest, and north. 

Glenbeigh is the area where the Kerry Bog Pony was saved from near extinction in the 1990’s. This excellent breed is now celebrated at the Kerry Bog Village Museum at Ballintleave on Killorglin road. 

Glenbeigh’s central location on the Iveragh Peninsula means you can easily explore various bird habitats on the Skellig Islands , Dingle Peninsula and the Blasket Islands. Glenbeigh is the perfect location for a birdwatching holiday.

The Iveragh Peninsula is the largest peninsula in southwestern Ireland, and there is so much to see and do in the immediate area and beyond at any time of the year. 

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