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Blueberry Hill Farm

A visit to Sigi and Yvonne Muller’s Blueberry Hill Farm just outside the village on the Killarney road is top of the list of things to do with kids in Sneem.

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Children can milk a cow, sit on its back; feed the pigs, lambs, ducks, hens, geese; gather eggs; churn butter; make scones and candles; and cuddle up with the latest arrivals on the farm.  This working farm is a model of self-sufficiency and a joy to visit.  Kids will want to return again and again. (more…)

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Brushwood Studios Art Gallery

Brushwood Studios is the studio gallery of a family of talented artists: M A Muller, Jo-Anne Yelen, Pam Muller, and Diana Muller. The Muller family came from South Africa to settle in Sneem in the late 1970s. Their home and gallery overlooks Kenmare bay on the Kerry Way and visitors are always made welcome with tea or coffee while they browse the colourful paintings and batiks.

 
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Parknasilla Golf Course

Parknasilla Golf Course

This 12 hole golf course is set on the shores of Kenmare Bay where seals can be seen sunbathing on the rocks beside the 12th hole.

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Sneem JFK 50 Mile Challenge 2017

The 6th Sneem JFK 50 Mile Challenge will take place on the weekend of the 20th and 21st May 2017. The Challenge is to complete 50miles (80km) in under 20 hours. There will also be a 26 mile and 15 mile walk option. This year, the Challenge is open to runners as well as walkers. Join us in this unique challenge in the beautiful countryside of South Kerry.

Online registration is now open.

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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.

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Sneem Walking Club

Sneem Walking Club

Sneem Walking Club is an active walking club which walks mainly in South Kerry and the Iveragh Peninsula.

Kells to Caherciveen

Kells to Caherciveen Walk – Nov 2016

Walks take place on every second Sunday during the winter season.   Visitors are welcome to join in with the walks.

View our Facebook page for latest walks and photos.

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Gleninchaquin, Kenmare

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Sunfish Explorer's Noel Donnelly and son

Sunfish Explorer

Caherdaniel native, Noel Donnelly provides motorised kayaking tours of Kenmare Bay. This is great fun for families and a great way of exploring the bay. Noel operates from both Sneem and Parknasilla Hotels and also provides sit-on kayaks. Kids go free!  

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White Strand Beach, Castlecove

White Strand Beach

The White Strand Beach just before the village of Castlecove is 10km (6 miles) from Sneem. It is one of the favorite beaches for Sneem locals and is a must if you’re looking for things to do with kids on a sunny day. With lots of rocks to clamber on and rock pools to explore, and safe clear shallow water to swim it, it’s paradise for young and old.

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A Guide to Sneem Sculpture Trail

The Sneem Sculpture Trail is a collection of statues and monuments that are located throughout the village of Sneem, around the fair greens and churches. The map shows their exact locations, they are easily accessible to all.

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Memorial to Cearbhaill O'Dalaigh, former President of Ireland

Cearbhaill O’Dalaigh Memorial

In the South Square Fair Green rests the Irish National Memorial to the late President of Ireland, Cearbhaill O’Dalaigh.  It is a steel structure created by Cork woman, Vivienne Roche and it was unveiled in 1983.  The artist describes it as reminiscent of mountains and megalithic structures which would have been of particular interest to the late President.

President O’Dalaigh lived in Sneem for the last year of his life and was buried in Sneem cemetery after a State Funeral in the village.  This memorial was the first erected in what has become the Sneem Sculpture Trail.

Memorial to Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle Memorial

Located in the corner of the North Square is a memorial stone devoted to the memory of a President of France.
Charles de Gaulle visited Sneem immediately after resigning the presidency in 1969. Here, he sought a haven of peace and tranquility for two short weeks in the winter of his years.
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The Peaceful Panda from China

The Peaceful Panda

The third memorial to President O’Dalaigh is a white marble panda at the entrance to the Pier Road. It was donated in friendship by the Peoples Republic of China in 1986.  Cearbhaill O’Dalaigh had visited China and had been an early advocate of Chinese admission to the United Nations.

The Peaceful Panda is part of the Sneem Sculpture Trail.

The Steel Tree from Israel

The Steel Tree

President O’Dalaigh was honoured by the people of Israel , who presented the village with a stainless steel tree sculpted by Israeli artist Tamara Rickman as a tribute to his memory.  The tree was unveiled in the North Square fair green by President Chaim Herzog of Israel in 1985.
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The Way the Fairies Went

The Way the Fairies Went

To the right of the Catholic Church you will find a collection of stone structures known as “The Way the Fairies Went”, also referred to as “The Pyramids”.   (more…)

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Charles de Gaulle Memorial: 51.838781, -9.902008
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