Alaind Walking Sneem

Alaind (all ind) Walking in Sneem, run by Fergal Harrington, provides guided and self-guided walking and hiking experiences around The Ring of Kerry.

Fergal is an accomplished hill-walking guide and qualified mountain leader (ML Award).  You will explore the amazing wild and remote landscapes of Sneem on daytime or moonlit walks.  

Tel: +353-85-2581480


Web: Alaind Walking Sneem (

Brushwood Artists

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.



Fermoyle Loop Walk

This delightful walk gives a wonderful view of the beauty and history of the Sneem area.  It has been way-marked along minor roads and across wild hillsides with the collaboration of the landowners.  It is a walk to be enjoyed during all seasons.

The Fermoyle Loop Walk covers a distance of 14 kilometers on minor roads, farm tracks and way-marked paths across hillsides and through farmland.

The walk is of moderate standard, crosses a grassy hillside and takes approximately 4.5 hours.  Walkers should wear adequate footwear (walking boots), carry wet-weather gear and always respect the property of the landowners who gave access permission for this walk.

The route of the walk is marked by grey stone posts each with a WHITE arrow.

Brochures for the walk are available at the Sneem Events Office beside the Public Toilets on the North Square of Sneem Village.

Kerry Experience Tours bus

Kerry Experience Tours

Dutchman Gerrit fell in love with Sneem over 15 years ago, settled here and now brings groups on tours around Kerry and Ireland.



Lomanagh Loop Walk

The Lomanagh Loop Walk covers a distance of 10.8 kilometers on minor roads, forest tracks and way-marked paths through farmland.  The walk is of moderate standard and takes approximately 3.5 hours.

Walkers should wear adequate footwear (walking boots), carry wet weather gear and always respect the property of the landowners who gave access permission for this walk.

The route of the walk is marked by grey stone post each with a RED arrow.

Walking brochures are available at the Sneem Events Office beside the public toilets on the North Square.

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.



Sneem Digital Hub

Looking to escape from the daily grind of long commutes, rarely seeing your kids, work – work – work? Sneem and Sneem Digital Hub offers you a chance to get away from all that and to work remotely in fabulous surroundings.

Find out more from Sneem Digital Hub

Killarney Road
Sneem, Co. Kerry V93 RY28

Contact Aidan at 089 942 0098

Open: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

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.


Sneem Walking Club

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

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.



Sneem Walking Club

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!  



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.

Sneem Village map

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.

Quick Tour of Sculpture Trail (more…)

Memorial to Cearbhaill O'Dalaigh, former President of Ireland

Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh Memorial

In the South Square Fair Green rests the Irish National Memorial to the late President of Ireland, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh.  It is a steel structure created by Cork woman, Vivienne Roche and it was unveiled in 1983 by President Patrick Hillery.  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.

The accompanying plaque describes the creative process by the artist, Vivienne Roche (more…)

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.  Why Sneem?

John Egan Memorial

The newest addition to the Sneem Sculpture Trail, the John Egan Memorial statue was unveiled on 17th June 2017. It commemorates one of the ‘All-time Greats’ of Kerry football from Tahilla, Sneem. The bronze memorial is a life size statue of John, sculpted by renowned artist, Alan Hall from Valentia and is set in South Square , facing Sneem Sportsfield, where John gave so many displays of his remarkable footballing skills and vision over many years.

John’s outstanding achievements included six All-Ireland titles with Kerry during a playing career which spanned almost a decade. He won five All-Star awards in 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982 on top of 11 Munster titles and four National Football Leagues.

The statue was unveiled by a quintet of GAA icons including Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, his former Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer, Niall Cahalane and Jimmy Deenihan with a huge crowd in attendance.

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.

See RTÉ News report broadcast on 27 May 1986 which describes its unveiling.

The Peaceful Panda is part of the Sneem Sculpture Trail.

The Steel Tree from Israel

The Steel Tree

President Ó Dálaigh 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.

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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