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Located by the Atlantic Ocean, on the Ring of Kerry, Glenbeigh is a small village with great pubs and restaurants.
Turn left on leaving Seefin Grove and Glenbeigh Hotel (one of Ireland's oldest hotels) is a two-minute walk away. The public bar serves food all day, with a menu to suit all, from traditional dishes such as Irish stew and bacon and cabbage to freshly caught seafood and the chef's famous sirloin steaks.
Walking is very popular in Glenbeigh and the surrounding area. The mountain scenery is magnificent, with a circuit of hills from Seefin to Drung Hill called the Glenbeigh Horseshoe. On the walk, you pass a series of glacial corries and lakes which lie at the head of the Behy valley. Trout fishing in Coomasaharn Lake is also very popular.
Other Places to Visit
Dingle & Blasket Island
There is much to see and do on the Dingle Peninsula, from exploring the 2,000 archaeological sites around Dingle Town and Slea Head to spotting Fungie, the bottle-nosed dolphin who has lived in Dingle Harbour since 1984.
A visit to the Blasket Islands, off the Dingle Peninsula, is a unique cultural experience. The majestic Blasket Islands is a walker's paradise, accessible via the ‘Blasket Princess’ ferry, which departs from Dun Chaoin (15km west of Dingle town).
Just 25 miles from Glenbeigh, Killarney is renowned for its natural beauty. Killarney National Park extends over 10,000 hectares of lakes, valleys and woodlands and is well worth a visit. Muckross House and Gardens, on the shores of one of the three lakes, are ideal for walkers, cyclists, or hill-walking enthusiasts.
Other places of interest in Killarney are Torc Waterfall, Ross Castle, and the Gap of Dunloe.