Caherdaniel – Overlooking Derrynane Bay is this charming and secluded small village. From the main road (N70) you’ll have views of one of the most beautiful golden beaches with turquoise seas. And to the rear, you’ll have mountains views, which were once used for mining copper. Treat yourself and book one of our unique holiday let, Kerry.
Derrynane National Park, covering 300 acres of forest, is just 1 mile away. There is also a 1.5km sandy beach, gardens and the house of the famous Daniel O’Connell, known in Ireland as ‘The Liberator.’ O’Connell is known for winning Catholic representation in Parliament in 1829. The well-preserved house, open late April to late November, is now a museum filled with his personal belongings and his famed triumphant carriage. If you’re a nature lover you’ll also have plenty to explore from natural rock pools and plants, sandy coves, migratory birds to the diverse landscape offering both gentle strolls and long hiking trails.
There’re also some great activities in the area with a diving and sailing school, located at the safe enclosed Derrynane Harbour. There are various other water sport activities including swimming, kayaking, canoeing, surfing and water-skiing. There is an Equestrian Centre in the village, offering tuition from qualified instructors, with horses and ponies to suit all levels. The equally beautiful, White Strand beach is just 1.5km from Caherdaniel.
In the village there are two pubs – the Blind Piper and Keatings bar as well as one restaurant – O’Carrolls cove beach bar and restaurant serving excellent fresh fish.
During the summer months, ‘Bus Eireann’ run two buses daily from Killarney bus station to Caherdaniel, a journey of just one-hour 25minutes. The rest of the year they provide a journey on Saturdays and Sundays to Waterville where private transport can carry you the last 10km onward to Caherdaniel. This village really is the perfect place if you’re looking for a holiday to combine the great outdoors with heritage and history.