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

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

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

foodie family destinations

5 fabulous foodie destinations for all the family

Foodie family destinations are a great way to make road trips more fun for everyone. Most children don’t like long drives but if there’s the promise of delicious ice cream, pancakes or pizza… that’s a different story. Here are five fab ones to … Read More

seaside activities in kerry

Surf, sail and long sandy beaches

If you love the water there are some super seaside activities in Kerry to choose from. Here are just a few we thought you’d enjoy.   Horse Riding at Rossbeigh 10 minutes by car from Caragh Lake is Rossbeigh – a beautiful long … Read More

Fun for kids

5 fun activities for kids on and around Caragh Lake

Whether you’re staying right on the lakeshore or a bit further away, there’s a bunch fun activities for kids to chose from. Here are just a few of our favourites.   1. Getting out on the water! When there’s a lake nearby you’ve just got … Read More

water caches

Water caches on the lake

Over the past few weeks we’ve been out on the boards hiding a few water caches on and around the lake. The plan is to create a series of five or six, half an hour to forty five minutes paddle between them, each … Read More

Kids and wet weather?

So the weather today can only be described as “wet and windy” and if you’re on holiday with kids that can sometimes throw a spanner in the works. Not here. Not today. 🙂 Geocaching is a great thing to do whatever the … Read More