Seanabhaile (The Old Homestead) - Farmhouse Grading : 3
Children Allowed : welcome
Pets Allowed : enquire
Smoking Policy : NOT permitted inside residence
Alcohol License : sorry, no sales
Parking Available : present
Wheelchair Access : sorry, no wheelchair access
Seanabhaile (The Old Homestead) - Farmhouse Killorglin - Ideal for Family Holiday
The Homestead Farmhouse is a Selfcatering
property set in rolling countryside between Killorglin and Killarney, just off the Ring of Kerry route. The property sleeps six people.
:: Some weeks still available for the 2005 season ::
Facilities: Three bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, Sitting room with open fire and Colour TV, Dining room with Aga type cooker, Bathroom with shower, W.C. fully equipped Kitchen with Electric Oven, Electric Kettle, Fridge, Toaster, Frying Pan and Saucepans. All necessary cutlery and crockery.
Seanabhaile Farmhouse is situated 3 miles from Killorglin Town and 9 miles approx. from Killarney. It is situated near the Kerry Woollen Mills Factory established in the 17th century. The factory is still operational and employs 30 people. Visitors are welcome to the factory shop. Guided tours of the factory can be arranged in consultation with the proprietor.
Ballymalis Castle is just a five minute drive away-this is a 17th century Tower House used by the Ferris Family who were guardians of the river Laune.-The river Laune rises in the Lakes of Killarney and flows into the sea at Ballykissane Harbour near Killorglin Town.
Killorglin Town (home of Puck Fair-10th, 11th, & 12th of August) is situated on a hill overlooking the majestic river Laune as it flows along gracefully on the final phase of its journey to the sea at nearby Ballykissane Harbour. The river Laune is world famous for its salmon fishing.
Killorglin Town is the gateway to the scintillatingly beautiful areas of Caragh Lake, Glencar and the picturesque fishing village of Cromane. These areas are paradise to the fisherman and nature lover. The Caragh Lake drive is a "must" as it takes you along the foothills of Ireland's highest mountains-the McGillycuddy Reeks (3414 ft) and through ancient Oak Woodlands .Blackstone's Bridge is an ideal stopping point on this route.
Killorglin Town is also the gateway to the stunningly beautiful Ring of Kerry which takes in the towns of Glenbeigh, Caherciveen, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem, Kenmare and Killarney. The Ring of Kerry is a 112 mile tour of spectacular scenery, particularly along the Ivereagh Peninsula, which is surrounded by Dingle Bay to the North, Kenmare Bay to the South and the broad Atlantic Ocean to the West. Boat trips are available to the Skellig Islands, a 6th century monastic site eight miles from the mainland village of Portmagee, just off the Ring of Kerry route. There are many historical and archaeological scattered throughout the Ring of Kerry and throughout the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry. Any information on these sites or on any tours which you may undertake can be obtained from your hostess, Joan Curran, who is a qualified Failte Ireland local tour guide.
Killorglin Golf Club, which is approx. two miles from the town, is an 18 hole course overlooking Dingle Bay. Dooks Golf Club-one of the oldest in Ireland Est.1889 is approx.a 15 minute drive away. This is a Links-par 72 course. It is adjacent to Dooks Strand and also the lovely Rossbeigh Beach-3 miles of golden sandy beach with blue flag status. (legend says that Oisin and Niamh galloped out at Rossbeigh and over the sea to "Tir na Nog").
Killarney has four Golf Courses and there is a driving range near The Gap of Dunloe at Beaufort.The Gap of Dunloe (formed due to Glacial activity during the Ice Age) is famous throughout the world for its natural beauty and also its proximity to the Black Valley-famous for its rugged beauty.Kate Kearneys cottage is situated at the Gap of Dunloe-The film "The Colleen Bawn" was filmed in this area .
The Killarney National Park which incorporates Muckross House and gardens and lots of lakes and woodlands is a nature lovers Paradise. It consists of 23,000 acres and is home to the Red Deer and also some Sika Deer.
Seanabhaile (The Old Homestead) - Farmhouse - Killorglin - Co. Kerry