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

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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

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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

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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

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foraging

Wild garlic foraging – Our 4 favourite recipes

Take a stroll around Caragh Lake or the national park this time of year and it is impossible not to smell the beautiful scent of wild garlic. Growing amongst bluebells, wild garlic is easily identified and a great way to start … Read More

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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

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Outdoor Swimming

14 fabulous wild swimming spots in Kerry

If wild swimming is your thing, welcome to paradise! With beautiful beaches, secret coves, mountain lakes and rolling rivers, Kerry has it all. Here are just some of our favourite spots. Water temperatures range from around 6º to 18º C.   1. Caragh Lake … Read More

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kerry cycling

Top 5 cycling routes that will drain your legs, but fill your soul

With the MacGillycuddy Reeks (Ireland’s highest mountain range) and Wild Atlantic Way right on your doorstep, Kerry has it all for the avid road cyclist. Escape into vast and winding valleys, feel the fresh ocean breeze on your face and challenge yourself … Read More

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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

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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

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