Follow the N71 via Kenmare or Killarney to Molls Gap. Take the R568 (Sneem Road). Proceed for approximately 4km and "Direen" is on right hand side next to Pancake Cottage. The left hand side overlooks the valley.
Direen’s position affords easy access to numerous activities. There is swimming at Templenoe and Kenmare piers. Sandy beaches are a 30 minute drive. Kenmare golf course offers 18 holes as well as pitch and putt. The championship course country club at Templenone (10km) is also 18 holes. Both overlooking Kenmare bay. The Water sport and sailing centre offer wind surfing, scuba diving, kayaking. As well as Safari, cruises. Stables for horse riding and pony trekking are nearby catering for beach, woodland and mountain treks. Bike hire is also available. Fishing sea/rivers, the closest being the Barfinnihy Lake, 2km, which is overlooked by the majestic Macgillycuddy Reeks.