Sneem Village map

Sneem Village Tour

Explore Sneem Sculpture Trail, River Walks and Garden of the Senses

Sneem is a compact village that is very easy to get around.  If you are looking for something to do with kids or have some time to spare, take a leisurely walk around,  stopping off for ice cream, or coffee and a snack in one of our friendly cafés.  Take time out to sit and watch the world go by or just admire the beautiful scenery.

To explore Sneem Sculpture Trail, start in the South Square Fair Green at the President Ó Dálaigh Memorial, and follow the signs around the two squares in the village.

If you have more time, take a leisurely stroll around to river walks which are on both sides of the river.  From the South Square, take the Quay Road down past the Green Chair.  Take the first laneway behind the shop and on your left, you will find the newly opened Wild Garden.  This garden has been developed by Sneem TidyTowns with the assistance of CLÁR funding in 2021/2022 and it contains a boules court, amphitheatre and stage, benches and an artisan covered seat.  The idea behind the garden is to have mainly native plants which are allowed to grow wild to provide food and nesting sites for pollinating insects and other wildlife.  You can exit the garden back onto Quay Road up the steps in the corner.

Further down Quay Road on your left hand side, you will find the beautiful Garden of the Senses.

On your way back, turn into the Garden of the Senses, admire the Community Allotments, kids can play in the Willow Tunnel and Maze.

Continue up Quay Road back to the village and at the top of the road on your left hand side, you will see the Peaceful Panda from China. Cross over the road and in the corner of the South Square, you will find the statue of Steve “Crusher” Casey.

Rainbow in North Square Sneem

An Ordinary Day! ©Penny Fox

Continue around or through the green,then cross over Sneem Bridge to the North Square.  Pass by the Church of the Transfiguration and look up at the salmon weathervane.  At the nearest corner of the North Square, you will find the Millennium Seat.  Located in the North Square Fair Green is the Steel Tree.  In the left hand corner, you will find the Charles de Gaulle Memorial.  Cross over the road here and stroll through Seaview estate to the Children’s Playground.  Just past the playground, turn left and take the river walk back into the village.  You will pass the Community Tennis Courts.  Follow the lane around by the river coming up beside the bridge.

Time for coffee?

Check out The Riverside Café, The Village Kitchen, Kelly’s Bakery or Gossip in the North Square.

Ice Cream 

Treat yourself to an ice cream at any of the local shops (Riney’s is famous for its 99s).

Or stop for a pint in D. O’Shea’s, Riney’s, Sneem House, Dan Murphy’s or The Blue Bull.

image of dog on Sneem bridge at sunset by Penny Fox

Going home ©Penny Fox