Glencar

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Glencar featuring tranquil scenes, mountains and road cycling

Find typical rural Irish life in this welcoming village, offering outdoor adventures, historic treasures and plenty of time to appreciate the quiet peace.

Enjoy the slow pace of traditional village life in Glencar, a quaint spot nestled in the hills of County Kerry. Take long walks in the country, explore the sites of ancient settlements, look at mountain vistas and come home to a cozy homestead in the evening.

Discover lakes and rivers winding between rugged mountains where wildflowers grow. Wander through green forests and mysterious bogs. Cast a line in the beautiful Caragh Lake and Caragh River, popular with avid fishermen for their schools of trout and salmon. Join a local tour to hunt for rabbits, pheasants, ducks and snipes that abound in this region.

Walk along the river and see the historic Blackstones Bridge with its stone arches. Look for early Christian rock carvings at Cloon, a fascinating window into history. In Lickeen Forest, walk under the boughs of weathered trees covered in moss. Look up and see the summit of Carrauntoohil, the tallest mountain in Ireland.

Visit the two spectacular gaps, Ballaghisheen Pass and Ballaghbeama Gap, passes that link South Kerry with Mid Kerry. Hike or ride your bike over these hills and encounter barely a soul. Your companions will be the peaceful herds of sheep or the birds flying overhead. Find opportunities for many long and beautiful walking tours, such as a portion of the long-distance Kerry Way.

At Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre, go canoeing, kayaking, climbing and orienteering with the whole family. At the Red Fox Pub, next to nearby Kerry Bog Village, experience classic Irish hospitality as it’s been since the 18th century. This is just off the Ring of Kerry, the road that takes you all around this unique peninsula.

Stay in one of Glencar’s classic country houses for a glimpse into how life has been in this part of the world for centuries. In town find a collection of these inns and a local store. Glencar is remote but connected to neighboring villages Keeas and Coad by narrow roads.

Relax and Refuel to the Rhythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Relax and Refuel to the Rhythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Fia Lodge, Droumbrain, Glencar, County Kerry
Situated on the riverfront, this holiday home is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Caragh Lake and within 9 miles (15 km) of Carrantuohill and Kerry Bog Village Museum. Kerry ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Beautiful, peaceful setting with stunning views
"We had a wonderful stay at Fia Lodge. Located in a beautiful, peaceful setting with stunning views of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and a great base for day trips exploring Kerry. The Lodge was beautifully presented, very comfortable, clean and modern, with bifold doors and great outdoor space. Fantastic ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

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Relax and Refuel to the Rhythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Relax and Refuel to the Rythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Relax and Refuel to the Rythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Fia Lodge, Droumbrain, Glencar, County Kerry
Situated in Glencar, this holiday home is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Caragh Lake and within 9 miles (15 km) of Carrantuohill and Kerry Bog Village Museum. Kerry Bog ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Wonderful base for exploring the Ring of Kerry
"Fia Lodge is a beautiful, modern home in the wooded hills near the Ring of Kerry. The view is amazing and yet it's only 20 minutes down to town. The house is very well equipped and the kitchen is very nice. It came stocked with supplies for breakfast, coffee and tea, as well as a bottle of wine. ..."

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2019

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Relax and Refuel to the Rythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
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Dromstabla
3.5 out of 5
Dromstabla, Glencar, Kerry (county)
Situated in Glencar, this golf cottage is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Caragh Lake and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Carrantuohill. Kerry Bog Village Museum and Killorglin Golf ...
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Dromstabla
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Relax and Refuel to the Rhythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Relax and Refuel to the Rhythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Fia Lodge, Droumbrain, Glencar, County Kerry
Situated on the riverfront, this holiday home is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Caragh Lake and within 9 miles (15 km) of Carrantuohill and Kerry Bog Village Museum. Kerry ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Beautiful, peaceful setting with stunning views
"We had a wonderful stay at Fia Lodge. Located in a beautiful, peaceful setting with stunning views of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and a great base for day trips exploring Kerry. The Lodge was beautifully presented, very comfortable, clean and modern, with bifold doors and great outdoor space. Fantastic ..."

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Relax and Refuel to the Rhythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Relax and Refuel to the Rythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Relax and Refuel to the Rythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Fia Lodge, Droumbrain, Glencar, County Kerry
Situated in Glencar, this holiday home is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Caragh Lake and within 9 miles (15 km) of Carrantuohill and Kerry Bog Village Museum. Kerry Bog ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Wonderful base for exploring the Ring of Kerry
"Fia Lodge is a beautiful, modern home in the wooded hills near the Ring of Kerry. The view is amazing and yet it's only 20 minutes down to town. The house is very well equipped and the kitchen is very nice. It came stocked with supplies for breakfast, coffee and tea, as well as a bottle of wine. ..."

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2019

Relax and Refuel to the Rythm of Nature at Fia Lodge.
Dromstabla
Dromstabla
3.5 out of 5
Dromstabla, Glencar, Kerry (county)
Situated in Glencar, this golf cottage is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Caragh Lake and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Carrantuohill. Kerry Bog Village Museum and Killorglin Golf ...
Dromstabla
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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