About 8 miles (13 km) west of Tralee is a small port on the bay, Fenit. St Brendan, patron saint of Kerry and famous as Brendan the Navigator (484-577), who , it is suggested, may have discovered America, was born in the neighbourhood.
Near the village is a glacial erratic, a large boulder of sandstone resting on limestone near the water's edge. A natural limestone cave at Lissodigue, 3 miles (5 km) to the north-west, can be explored for over 700 feet. Fenit Castle ruin, on Fenit Island 2 miles (3 km) from the village, was built to guard the entrance to Barrow Harbour, which at one time had a considerable trade with Spain and the Low Countries.
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