Explore the Local Area

The County Kerry region

Rossmore Island is perfectly positioned and has many places of interest nearby you may wish to explore. The island is only 5 miles from Sneem and 11 miles from Kenmare. Close by are the McGillycuddy Reeks and beyond them lie the famous lakes and town of Killarney - a one hour's drive away. Within a 90 minute drive there are the world class golf courses of Tralee, Ballybunion, Dooks, Waterville and the Ring of Kerry (only 10 minutes away).

The region has unmatched scenery, the beauty of the mountains, ocean, lakes and woodland can be seen in varying shades regardless of the weather conditions. As the shore is washed by the Gulf Stream, the area has a mild climate where tropical plants flourish.

The Ring of Kerry is one of the most scenic drives in the country with spectacular views of ocean and mountains. Also, across the bay, a tour not to be missed is the Ring of Beara taking in the dramatic Tim Healey Pass and an unforgettable visit to the famous McCarthy's bar in Castletownbere.

Activities to suit all interests are available in the locality. These include walking, horse riding, cycling, canoeing, fishing, boating and golf. Also diving, surfing, swimming, tennis, archery, sailing, wind-surfing, mountain biking, and mountaineering. Guides & Ghillies can be arranged for you by the Sneem or Kenmare tourist offices.

Kenmare region

Sneem and Kenmare are both close to Rossmore Island, as is the luxury 5 star Parknasilla Resort Hotel, which is just three miles away. This is the most impressive section of the "Ring of Kerry", and Seal Rock cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the area. Kenmare, renowned for its fine dining, traditional Irish pubs and live music is only 20 minutes away.

Sneem is one of the most charming villages in Ireland with rainbow coloured shops, good amenities for provisions, Quills Irish linen and six pubs serving fine food for guests who choose not to cook.

Sites you may find useful for information on local activities/attractions are www.sneem.com and www.kenmare.ie

Interesting local artists gallery at www.brushwoodstudios.com.