Beaches

5 favourite nearby beaches

Here are our five favourite beaches, all of them only a short drive from Caragh Lake, each offering something totally different.   1. Rossbeigh Rossbeigh is a beautiful Blue Flag beach just beyond Glenbeigh. It’s flat, sandy with long dunes stretching … Read More

3 great places to take your kids climbing

Looking for fun outdoor activities for kids in Kerry? Here are three great places to take your cheeky monkeys climbing – high ropes, rock faces and Ireland’s longest rope bridge.   Killarney High Ropes Just up from the Europe Hotel … Read More

dingle day trip

Dingle family day trip

Last weekend we went on a family road trip back towards Dingle. The town itself is about an hour’s drive away but, as it gets quite busy in the summer months, we definitely suggest you plan in some time to … Read More

kenmare day trip

Kenmare family day trip

Kenmare is a beautifully scenic town just a little over an hour from Caragh Lake and Killorglin with a great selection of shops and eateries for everyone. We normally head out over the mountains, through the jaw-dropping Ballaghbeama Pass. Yes, the … Read More

caragh lake

Caragh Lake loop – A fabulous drive, cycle or walk

Whether you’re staying at Caragh Lake House or you’re just passing through, this loop is a great way to see the beauty of the lake from all it’s glorious angles. Without stopping off (which of course you should) it’s about … Read More

kerry golf

Kerry golf – 4 fabulous courses in Southwest Ireland

Whether you just fancy a round or two, or you’re planning your next golfing holiday with friends, Kerry has some amazing courses for you to chose from. With Killorglin right at the centre of the four most famous of these – Dooks, … Read More

kerry dark sky reserve

6 ways to make the night skies sparkle!

On a clear night, the spectacle of stars over Caragh Lake is simply breathtaking! Just on the edge of the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, one of only three Gold Tier Dark-Sky Reserves in the world, it’s a fantastic spot for some serious star gazing. … Read More

kerry in winter

Kerry in winter – 10 reasons we love it!

We love Kerry in winter and here our top 10 reasons why.   1. Blustery beaches Leaning into the wind, waves pounding and the taste of salt on your lips. Fantastic! With the most Blue Flag beaches in Ireland (alongside … Read More

fish restaurants in kerry

3 fish restaurants you should definitely check out

There are some great places to buy fresh fish in and around Killorglin but if you don’t fancy cooking, no problem. Here are three fish restaurants you should check out, each offering something different, all within easy reach.   1. … Read More

Valentia Island Day Trip

Valentia Island family day trip

A Valentia Island day trip is one of our all-time family favourites. An hour’s drive from Caragh Lake along the Ring of Kerry, you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic range of activities for everyone. Here’s the route and some of the pit … Read More