Things to do and see in Beaufort

Walks and treks:

  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Tomies Wood
  • Carrauntoohil
  • Strickeen
  • Cronin’s Yard Loop
  • Lord Brandon’s Cottage
  • Black Valley section of the Kerry Way
  • Hotel Dunloe Gardens & Fairy Trail
  • The Green Road Loop

Cafes, Restaurants and Pubs

You can view a detailed list of our local pubs, cafes and restaurants here.

Other points of interest

  • Beaufort Golf Course
  • Dunloe Ogham Stones
  • Moriarty’s Shop
  • River Laune
Gap of Dunloe

A narrow winding road runs in the middle of some mountainsThe Gap of Dunloe is a stunning glacial pass running between Beaufort and the Black Valley. It’s best viewed on foot, on bike or in a jaunting car. If you do wish to drive it please go early morning or in the evening during summer months. You can read more in our detailed blog.

Tomies Wood & O'Sullivan's Cascade

A waterfall runs through a lush green woodland gullyIf you want a relatively short and tranquil walk through some beautiful woodland, Tomies Wood is the place to go. You can either do the full 6km loop or just walk to O’Sullivan’s Cascade and back. You can read more in our detailed blog.

Carrauntoohil Trail Head / Hags Glen

A small island sits in a mirror-like lake with mountains in the bacjgroundWant to get up close and personal to Ireland’s highest mountain without climbing to the top? Why not hike through the Hags Glen? It’s a relatively easy walk suitable for families (as long as they have a bit of stamina). A detailed blog will be coming soon.

Strickeen

Image of a rock pile at the peak of a hill with blue skies and higher mountains in the backgroundStrickeen is a family-friendly hill walk accessed from the Gap of Dunloe. From the top you get uninterrupted views of the Macgillycuddy Reeks as well as views to Lough Leane and Castlemane Harbour. Read more in section 4 of our Gap of Dunloe blog.

Glencar to Beaufort via the Bridia and Black Valley

Ruins of a stone cottage on a narrow lane with grass in the road and stone walls aroundA strenuous hike for seasoned walkers is the Bridia Valley section of the Kerry Way. This takes you from Glencar to Beaufort (or vice versa) via the Bridia and Black Valleys. For more info see section 3 of our Gap of Dunloe blog.

Lord Brandon's Cottage to Ross Castle Boat Tour

Stern of a boat on a lake with mountains in the backgroundMake your way from Kate Kearney’s Cottage to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, take a boat through some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery before being bused back to Kate’s. See Section 2 of our Gap of Dunloe Blog for more info.

Lord Brandon's Cottage to Ross Castle Boat Tour

Stern of a boat on a lake with mountains in the backgroundMake your way from Kate Kearney’s Cottage to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, take a boat through some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery before being bused back to Kate’s. See Section 2 of our Gap of Dunloe Blog for more info.

Deros Bus Tour - Ring of Kerry

Ruins of a stone cottage on a narrow lane with grass in the road and stone walls aroundA strenuous hike for seasoned walkers is the Bridia Valley section of the Kerry Way. This takes you from Glencar to Beaufort (or vice versa) via the Bridia and Black Valleys. For more info see section 3 of our Gap of Dunloe blog.

Deros Bus Tour - Dingle

Image of a rock pile at the peak of a hill with blue skies and higher mountains in the backgroundStrickeen is a family-friendly hill walk accessed from the Gap of Dunloe. From the top you get uninterrupted views of the Macgillycuddy Reeks as well as views to Lough Leane and Castlemane Harbour. Read more in section 4 of our Gap of Dunloe blog.

Things to do and see in Killarney

Walks and treks:

  • Ross Castle
  • Muckross House & Gardens
  • Killarney House & Gardens
  • Torc Waterfall
  • Torc Mountain
  • Ross Island
  • The Fossa Way

Other points of interest

  • Killarney Golf Course
  • Killarney Cathedral

Things to do and see in Kerry

Drives:

  • Ring of Kerry
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Ballaghisheen Pass
  • Conor Pass
  • Slea Head

Beaches

  • Rossbeigh
  • Kells Bay
  • Derrynane
  • Banna
  • Ballybunion
  • Inch

Towns

  • Killarney
  • Killorglin
  • Sneem
  • Kenmare
  • Dingle
  • Waterville
  • Glenbeigh
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