Home from home in Cahersiveen
Maoileann Holiday Home is a beautiful two spacious bedroomed house overlooking Beentee mountain. It is situated in a quiet residential area just 300 meters from the Ring of Kerry road and within 2 minute walking distance to the town and Daniel O'Connell park. The two large bedrooms can sleep up to 4 people and extra fold up beds and a cot can be provided. The two ensuite bathrooms feature large showers. There's a private, lawned garden at the rear of the house with unrestricted mountain view. Free private parking is in front of the house.
The beautiful beaches and Cahersiveen Marina are within easy access. Approved hill and mountain walks commence nearby. This is a perfect location for beaches, golfing, fishing, sailing and cycling!
- comfortable living room with solid fuel stove
- two bedrooms for up to 4 people
- double and twin bedroom, extra bed can be provided
- all bedrooms ensuite with spacious showers
- fully equipped kitchen
- dining area
Cahirciveen is the largest town on the west end of the Iveragh Peninsula and a local centre for shopping, entertainment, eating and drinking. A Celtic Music Festival takes place every August. The Old Barracks Heritage Centre provides a good insight into Daniel O'Connell, who was born here in 1775, as well as local history. Other nearby attractions include Ballycarbery Castle, two ring forts (Leacanabuaile and Cahergal), and Valentia Island. A range of pubs and restaurants provide tasty local cuisine and music in the evenings.
A trip to the Skelligs is a must on your holidays in County Kerry! These craggy islands rise dramatically from the ocean 15kms off the western coast. Little Skellig is a bird reserve, with nearly 20 thousand gannets nesting here each year. The larger Skellig Michael with its cliffs rising over 200 mtrs above the sea once was the westernmost outpost of Christianity in Europe. The monastic settlement consists of two oratories, six beehive huts, church and graveyard, which can all be reached on over 600 steps cut into the rocks. Boat trips to the islands take place during the summer months from Portmagee and from Ballinskelligs, weather permitting.
A drive inland leads you to the spectacular mountain scenery of Iveragh peninsula, including the highest mountain in Ireland, Mount Carrantuohill.
Walking and Hiking
The area around Caherciveen and the mountains of Iveragh Peninsula offer excellent walking and hiking possibilities for all abilities. Established Loop Walks are the Benlee Loop above Caherciveen, the Gurranebawn Loop Walk through town, the Cuas Crom Circle with impressing view of the surrounding coast line and the Canglass Point Walk to a spectacular blow hole. (all walks are between 3 and 6 kms long).
Cahersiveen has a reputation for excellent deep sea angling. Boats can be hired at the Marina! The rivers and lakes on Iveragh Peninsula are well stocked, Carragh Lake and river a favourite spots for anglers.