Kerry’s sheer beauty, 13 blue flag beaches, a variety of outdoor pursuits, watersports, cycling, world-class golf, and internationally-known freshwater and sea fishing will have you coming back time and time again.
Killorglin is best known for its first rate fishing. The Caragh River is a classic spate system getting a good run of spring salmon and grilse. It’s during the summer months when the conditions are right that the fishing is at its best. The Upper River is considered one of the best salmon rivers for its size in Ireland, with the lower river a noted sea-trout fishery. The spring fish run in February, March and April, the grilse begin running at the end of May and the sea trout run from mid-August. Nestled among the thousand metre peaks of Macgillikuddy’s Reeks, it flows through one of Ireland’s most beautiful nature reserves.
Over the last five years the Upper Caragh River has seen a yearly catch of between 280 and 300 salmon with the average weighing between seven and eight pounds.
Overshadowed by the majestic Macgillicuddy Reeks Mountain Range, Killorglin Golf Club is an 18 hole, Par 72 parkland course designed by Eddie Hackett, Irelands foremost golf architect of his generation. Enjoying magnificent panoramic views of Dingle Bay and the Slieve Mish Range beyond this is a course not to be missed. Also on your doorstep you have Beaufort Golf Club, Dooks Golf Club and Dunloe Golf Range.
Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, sits within Macgillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range meaning “the black stacks” in Irish. Walking to the top can be a challenge but the views are well worth it. Due to the abundance of lakes and natural beauty, Kilorglin and Kerry are hot spots for all outdoor pursuits whether this be a sea safari, canoeing, walking, riding or mountaineering. The Concierge will be able to recommend and book all activities and excursions available.
Ireland’s oldest and longest celebrated fair is held each year on August 10th (Gathering Day) 11th (Fair Day) and 12th (Scattering Day). The Puck Fair is held in honour of one of the most curious monarchs, King Puck. The origins of the fair are somewhat lost in the mists of antiquity, however the statue of King Puck, a male mountain goat, sits royally in the centre of Killorglin overseeing the three days of merrymaking.
Natural Retreats Concierge are able to recommend and book full itineraries and programmes allowing you to make the most of your stay and creating memories that last forever.