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ameneties

Ameneties in Waterville, Kerry

Waterville village is located half ways along the Ring of Kerry in the Iveragh Peninsula and overlooks Ballinskelligs Bay. Our local beaches are Waterville beach and the Inny beach with Ballinskelligs and Derrynane beaches close by. It is an ideal base for touring this beautiful scenic area that is steeped in archeological sites.

The following amenities are all available in the village or within close proximity:

Horse riding in waterville

Ring of Kerry Equestrian Centre, situated outside Waterville Village, offer a wide variety of Ride outs taking in the beautiful local scenery of Balinskelligs Bay and Waterville Links starting from 1hr and tailor make the route and pace to suit the individual Riders ability. All of their Horses have been selected for their responsiveness and individual character. They take time to individually match each Rider to a Horse most suited to their ability. At Ring of Kerry Equestrian they take pride in the care and presentation of their Horses to ensure their top condition at all times. They also offer top class tuition in Dressage and Show jumping in their all Weather Arena.

Advance Booking is essential Should you require any further information please feel free to contact Clare or Grant on rok.equestrian@gmail.com or telephone +353 87 6353999.

Waterville Heritage Trail

Waterville is steeped in Heritage and our Heritage Trail takes in the story of the Cable station, St Michaels Church and Many More. Click Here to download. Page 1 Page 2

Waterville Craft Market and Heritage Trail on the Skellig Coast



A Showcase and iNformation Point for Irish Heritage, Craft and Design. Located on the main Ring of Kerry road, just outside Waterville Village, you are welcome to come and browse in spacious, friendly and picturesque surroundings. An opportunity not to be missed.

Self Drive Day tours

Skellig Ring and Valentia Island Self Driving Tour

We can give you directions to drive the Skellig Ring and Valentia Tour, taking in the Chocolate Factory, where you can sample some of the delights. You can then visit some of the most historical treasures that we have in South west kerry such as the Tetrapod Trackway, Valentia Slate Quarry, Kildreenagh Ogham Stone and Cool West Wedge Tomb. Geokaun Mountain is a must see with its renowned 360 degree views. It is Valentia Island's Highest Point.

Caherdaniel and Derryane House and National Park

Derrynane House and National Park was the home of Daniel O'Connell. Staigue Fort was built in the centuries preceeding St. Patrick during the Celtic Period. One of the largest anf finest Ring Forts in Ireland.

Golfing
We are situated a mere 5 minutes from Waterville Golf Links which is over 100 years old and is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. Recent visitors to the course are Tiger Woods, and Mark O'Meara.

The newly completed Skellig Bay Golf course is also a mere 5 minutes away from our B&B. Ron Kirby of the Old Head of Kinsale is the designer of this new course. Ron has worked with Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player, and later with Jack Nicklaus in Mount Juliet.

The opening holes are built on hilly terrain around the meandering Fionnglassa River, and the back nine works towards the cliff overlooking Ballinskelligs below.

Fishing - Lake and Sea Angling

Lough Currane is within walking distance of Clifford's B&B and is known for its enormous runs of seatrout throughout July and August. You can enjoy the lake either by driving or walking the road which skirts its southern shores or by boating and visiting some of the many interesting islands on the lake. The lake is known for stocks of salmon and sea trout.

Church Island with its 12th century church and ruins of earlier monastic settlement is of particular interest.

There are numerous other lakes within ten miles of Waterville such as: Lough Derriana, Cloonaghlin, Namona, and Lough na Capaill.

The Cummeragh

The cummeragh drains a catchment of 46 square miles, including ten loughs into lough currane. Water levels on the five-mile stretch of river hold well for several days after a spate. Producing occasional spring salmon, the river is better known for summer grilse fishing that extends through to the end of September.

The Inny River and Valley

The catchment is a long narrow mountain valley of some 47 square miles, and the fishing, which can be excellent, is usually confined to about 8 hours following a spate. Regarded mainly as a grilse fishery, it also gets a run of good seatrout from april and smaller fish throughout the summer.
Clifford's B&B will gladly organise Ghillies/Boat Hire for you locally.

Cycling

The Skellig Region is one of Ireland's favourite cycling areas. A mystical journey awaits you as you breeze through unspoilt countryside, by passing ancient ruins and castles, quaint farmhouses and colourful villages.

Discover the magic for yourself of cycling along quiet country roads, breathing in fresh country air, with the most spectacular landscape as a backdrop. The region's roads are amongst the quietest and most scenic in Ireland.

There are a range of established and signposted cycling routes available. These routes have been mapped and signposted and avoid the main roads as much as possible. The regions best known - and longest cycle route is the Ring of Kerry Cycle Route. The entire journey is 216km with 74km of the route on main roads and 143km of the route on minor roads. The entire journey is signposted. Click Here for more info.

Skellig Trips

The Skellig Islands, Skellig Michael and Small Skellig, stand aloof in the Atlantic Ocean some 12 km southwest of Valentia Island, County Kerry.These Skellig islands are world-famous, each in its own right: Skellig Michael is known throughout the world of archaeology as the site of a well-preserved monastic outpost of the Early Christian period - now designated a World Heritage Site; Small Skellig is equally renowned in matters of ornithology as the home of some 27,000 pairs of gannets - the second largest colony of such seabirds in the world.

Abbie can organise trips to the Skelligs for you or your group -weather dependant.

Bird Watching

Guided walks take you around various locations around Cahersiveen. The Guide is Eddie McCormick of Direen and he will also give you a great insight into local history as well as the wildlife and flora of the area.

Guided walks normally take place on the last Saturday of every month,meeting point outside Cahersiveen Library at 11am.

Other Amenities

Blue flag sand beaches
Award winning Restaurants
Internet Cafes
Beauty Salons
Cycling
Tennis Courts
Entertainment: musically locally in season
Surfing and Watersports
Boat trips
Tours
Dog Boarding Kennels
Craft Shops