Activities and things to do

The Peninsula offers every conceivable type of watersports and leisure activity from scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, surfing, sailing, canoeing, boogie boarding, sea safari trips, sea, river and lake fishing and shore angling, horse riding, walking, bird watching, painting, golf etc. Archaeology, History and nature walks are also catered for.

Scuba diving and angling are conducted daily from Scraggane Pier just 50 meters from the house. One hour seafari cruises around the Maharees Islands are also offered, sculptured rocks of the islands chiselled by the wild Atlantic waves, dolphins, seals, bird life and wildlife watching offers one the chance to see nature at its best.

The longest beach in Ireland known locally as the back beach is just down the road from the house and runs unbroken from Fahamore to Cloghane – all 12 miles.

The Dingle Peninsula was described by the National Geographic Traveller as “the most beautiful place on earth” and the Castlegregory area the jewel in its crown. An area known for its beautiful scenery and countless lakes - surrounded by the mountains, hills and sea and offers feature such as Glanteenassig – The valley of the waterfall - the most beautiful place on the Peninsula with its forestry, peaks and corrie cliffs that rise steeply from the lakes. Its meandering river forming hairpin bends through a long rocky valley of beautiful foliage of green and brown colours. Lough Slat, Lough Doon and Lough Caum are a haven for anglers, bird watchers etc.

Lough Gill is on the verge of the village of Castlegregory and is considered the major breeding ground of the rare Natterjack toad. On still summer nights they can be heard for miles. The lake is one of the few places where the Whooper swans and the Bewick’s mute can be seen.

The Maharees Islands a short distance from the pier at Scraggane in particular O’ Leary’s island (know locally) or officially known as Illanuntannig – Oilean tSeanaig with its pristine early Christian settlements is well worth a visit.

The famous “Connor Pass” joins Castlegregory, Stradbally, Cloghane and Brandon with Dingle to the West. A drive through these roads is an experience in itself and well worth the trip.

For those who appreciate the more lively side of life there is a wealth of local hostelries that feature live music in the evenings. On the other hand, Tralee is only 18 miles and Dingle only 12 miles from the House and they cater for the full range of nightly entertainment from theater to nightclubs.

All in all, this remote part of rural Ireland is the most beautiful place on Earth - Come and see for yourself!

Harbour House, Scraggane Pier Road, Castlegregory, Co Kerry, Ireland. Tel: + 353(0)667139292 Email: stay@iol.ie
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