Would you like to learn to speak some Irish? Ar mhaith leat roinnt Gaeilge a fhoghlaim? In the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht you can learn this ancient language surrounded by its rich culture, heritage and traditions and above all the native speakers themselves.
Game Fishing and Sea Angling
Outstanding game and sea angling are to be had in the Kerry Gaeltacht region. The southern (Iveragh) end of the region is more noted for game fishing and the northern Dingle Peninsula area for sea angling.
County Kerry is synonymous with wild, rugged scenery that is perfect for horse riding. It offers a variety of terrain – rugged mountain trails, long sandy beaches and fuchsia-lined back roads with a scenic surprise around every corner. There are numerous equestrian centres dotted all around Kerry to suit the needs of visitors who wish to ride through rugged mountains, take a quiet pony trail or gallop on golden beaches along the breaking surf. The following horse-riding centres listed are approved by AIRE – the Association of Irish Riding Establishments and operate in and around the Kerry Gaeltacht region.
There are routes for all ages and abilities in the hills of Corca Dhuibhne and Iveragh which leave a lasting impression on the visitor. The Dingle Peninsula has one of the most outstanding long distance walks in Ireland called the Dingle Way/Slí Chorca Dhuibhne, which weaves itself for over 100 miles along the Peninsula. The Iveragh Peninsula contains a long distance walking route called The Kerry Way, which encompasses the Ring of Kerry. Sections of both Way Marked Ways pass through the Gaeltacht area.
Cosán na Naomh (The Saints` Road)- an eleven mile route (eighteen km)follows the ancient pilgrim route from Ventry to Mount Braondon. This route provides the walker with some of the most spectacular scenery in the West Kerry Gaeltacht.
While visiting the Kerry Gaeltacht, you will not be found wanting for something to do. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or interested in learning about history or wish to take a boat ride to explore the archaeology, history and wildlife of the Kerry area or step back in time and see how life was lived on the islands offshore – there is something for everyone!
Kerry offers the golfer a great variety which includes six championship links and courses as well as many other 9 hole and 18 hole local golf clubs where visitors are welcome. This area offers a holiday combining the excitement of truly magnificent golf with some of the most beautiful and rugged scenery in Europe. Ceann Sibéal Golf Links is located in the Dingle Peninsula Gaeltacht region while Waterville Golf Club borders the Gaeltacht on the Iveragh Peninsula.
Encircled in the sweep of Ireland’s highest mountain ranges –Brandon to the north, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks to the south and east – Dingle offers a sheltered bay in which to enjoy the sea. Because Ireland enjoys a mild and temperate climate, with extreme weather conditions a rarity, many watersports can be enjoyed all year round. The area has an exceptional coastline, and for those who enjoy the challenge of sailing there are many fine sailing clubs. You are always near a river/lake or the sea in this area. Anyone interested in water sports will be well catered for with tuition available in some areas.