- Another pretty village is Castletownshend located on a sheltered haven which saw a memorable sea fight between English and Spanish squadrons in 1602.
- There are three tower-like islands standing out from the shore famously known as the 'Stags'.
- Castletownshend demesne is close to the village, and interesting remains include Glenbarrahane Castle and church, and an ancient stone fort with a souterrain and hut sites.
- Somerville and Ross, the two victorian ladies who wrote 'Tales of an Irish R.M.' lived most of their lives here.
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