Self Catering Holiday Homes in Derrynane, Co. Kerry
Derrynane is best known for Derrynane House and Gardens, home of Daniel O’Connell the 19th century Irish politician and patriot. The famous blue flag beach at Derrynane with golden sandy coves sets it apart from other holiday destinations in Kerry. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland at any time of year. It has a magical quality whether for swimming in the turquoise waters warmed by the Gulf Stream in summer or long windswept walks in winter.
The quaint village of Caherdaniel, 1.6km from Derrynane Holiday Homes has a convenience store, 2 or 3 great pubs which serve hot food and delicious seafood. Derrynane has everything in close proximity for creating a truly memorable self-catering holiday in Kerry. Some of the best beaches in Ireland, beautiful villages like Portmagee, Sneem, and access to award winning pubs and restaurants are all located close to Derrynane Holiday Homes. There is a variety of lovely galleries open to the public in the local villages. Artists have been inspired for years by the changing light on the ocean, the enchanted beaches and the windswept mountains.
Derrynane is a Gaeltacht area, where Irish language and culture is in evidence everywhere. Derrynane Holiday Homes is an ideal base from which to play some of Ireland’s most beautiful and challenging golf courses. Waterville Golf Links, designed by Ray Floyd is an 18 hole championship links course is a mere 30 minutes’ drive away or another challenging course in the immediate area is the Ring of Kerry Golf Club in Kenmare. Water sport summer camps are run from Derrynane Pier suitable for all ages and abilities.
The exposed and rugged Atlantic coastline for the more experienced water sports enthusiasts is a short distance away from Caherdaniel and Derrynane. Eagle Rock Equestrian centre has pony trekking and beach trekking for all abilities. Three miles outside Caherdaniel is Staigue Fort, one of the largest and finest ring forts you are likely to see in Ireland. It stands on a low hill in an amphitheatre of rugged hills open to the sea on the south.
Boat trips to the UNESCO heritage Skellig Islands go from Ballinskelligs Pier, or take a day trip out to the Blasket Islands from Dunquin Pier on the Dingle Peninsula. Whether you’re looking for a holiday in Ireland to revive your soul and soak the surrounding scenery or a more adventures holiday with friends and family a self-catering holiday in Derrynane is the perfect choice for all season.
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