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  • Castlegregory County Kerry - Heaven on Earth

  • Join the fun in our festivals and events

  • Caring for our stunning coastline and environment

  • The Redbull Extreme Windsurfing Event

  • Find the perfect holiday accommodation

  • Superb Links Golf Course and other activities

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Castlegregory Visitor Information Centre

Address: Castlegregory Co. Kerry

Tel: 066 7139422

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Web: www.castlegregorykerry.com  

The Gold Coast of the Dingle Peninsula

Map of Area

Castlegregory

A bustling village with plenty to do...

Introduction

P1010070Castlegregory Village is a small, friendly, bustling village population 600 which grows in the summer.

Castlegregory is a place of remarkable beauty - we have the longest beach in Ireland, we have lakes, forests, islands, rivers and breathtaking scenery

Shops include:

  • Lynch's Spar
  • Village Pharmacy
  • Beach Box 
  • Phil's Cafe
  • Maurice Fitzgeralds corner shop
  • Esso Garage

Highlights

  • Sunday Market
  • Fish dinner at Pisces Restaurant 
  • Chatting with the locals
  • Saturday night pub crawl.

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Maharees

A dramatic wind swept peninsula with an Island feel...

Introduction

maharees 10 05 025At the northern end of Castlegregory, the road to the right leads past the sports-field to a fine beach which stretches eastwards towards Aughacasla and northwards along the Maharees, a narrow strip of undulating dunes, sandy fields and clustered houses which divides Tralee Bay on the east from Brandon Bay on the west.

Maharees is located on the northern side of the Dingle Peninsula. To the north of the Maharees lie the Maharee Islands or Seven Hogs, the largest of which, Oilean t-Seanaigh, contains remnants of an early Christian monastic settlement, said to have been founded by St Senan in the seventh century AD.

The peninsula is a sandy pit for much of its length, with sand dunes giving way to earth and rocky ground towards the northern end. The sand dunes create a unique ecosystem, home to the rare natterjack toad which is found locally in significant quantities. Lengthy beaches are found on both sides of the peninsula, which separates Brandon Bay on the western side from Tralee Bay to the east.

The Brandon Bay beaches are open to the North Atlantic and often receive long rolling swells, which can provide excellent surf given suitable wind and tide conditions. The peninsula is dotted with campgrounds and caravan parks and contains three hamlets - Fahamore, Kilshanig and Ceannduiche which are home to local pubs and restaurants popular with visitors to the area.

Highlights

  • A walk along the beach
  • Surfing 
  • Pints in the Green Room
  • Fish or Steak Dinner in Spillanes or Harbour House

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Aughasla

A quiet village overlooking Tralee Bay...

Introduction

IMG 0056A Small village with stunning views aross Tralee Bay to North Kerry and County Clare, on the spectacular Conor Pass road between Tralee and Dingle, with miles of golden beaches on it's door step. The village features a great pub and restaurant called The Seven Hogs, within the Tralee Bay Holiday Complex (self catering), also has Keane's food shop and services station.

Why not visit Murt Mulcahy's photo gallery, or a game of pitch & putt at Country Meadows.

Aughacasla is also the gateway to the magnificent Glanteenassig Forest Park.

Glanteenassig Forest Park

At the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains and covers an area of 450 hectares. The two lakes Loughs Slat and Caum lay quiet and peaceful surrounded by a dense forest and tranquil mountain scenery. An almost magical light falls through the trees on the mossy forest ground and in the silence around you, it's not hard to imagine that you could come across elves and other mythical creatures. A must visit in the area.

Highlights

  • Dinner at the Seven Hogs
  • A visit to Murt's Gallery 
  • Glanteenassig forest park
  • Game of pitch & putt

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Stradbally

A charming village under the mountains overlooking the sea ...

Introduction


1gStradbally is a very small quiet village located on the road to the Connor Pass. It features a lovely pub and is the nearest village to the spectacular Castlegregory Golf Links. There are several Bed and Breakfasts in the village including Bedrock Bed and Breakfast.

Highlights

 

  • A walk along the beach
  • A round of Golf 
  • Windsurfing or Surfing

 

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Cloghane & Brandon

Picturesque traditional fishing villages at the foot of Mount Brandon

Introduction

Cloghane is the second largest village in the hinterland. It is a lovely village located overlooking the Estuary that seperates Brandon Bay from Brandon Point and nestles at the foot of Mount Brandon. The village has many ameneties including a shop, pubs and a church. There are several Bed and Breakfasts. An excellent spot for keen fisherman and hillwalkers.

Brandon is a charming fishing village with a small pier which is great for swimming and fishing in the summer. Nora Murphy's pub has one of the best pints of Guiness going.P1010521

Highlights

  • A walk up Mount Brandon
  • Fishing on the pier 
  • Pints in Murphy's overlooking the pier

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Castlegregory Visitor Information Centre

Address: Castlegregory Co. Kerry

Tel: 066 7139422

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Information Booklet

castlgregorybookletOur Information Booklet is packed with interesting facts and information about the local area. Get your copy in the information centre today

We found the Castlegregory Booklet invaluable for our recent visit to the area. There is so much to do and see and the booklet gave us some great ideas... Mr H.Roberts, North Wales.