artist-in-residence

Artist-in-residence 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Vivienne Rickman-Poole – artist, educator and wild swimmer – will be joining us this winter as our very first artist-in-residence at Caragh Lake House. I’ve been following Vivienne’s work for the past two years now and have … Read More

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Caragh Lake in all it’s glory

Over the past few months we’ve been out and about exploring the different aspects of Caragh Lake, figuring out how we can best capture the beauty of this place we call home. We hope you enjoy the short film we … Read More

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luxury vacation rental

The secret to a good night’s sleep

For us quality linen, and of course comfortable mattresses, duvets and pillows should be a given when you’re booking a luxury vacation rental… but still, it’s always lovely when guests ask us where we sourced our’s from. A sure fire … Read More

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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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