TOP 5 HOTEL IN IRELAND
Located just a stone’s throw from the Hotel with breath taking sea views, is the Arnold Palmer designed
Tralee Golf Club (1). This 18 hole links course has a famed reputation worldwide, and with views of the
Atlantic and white sandy beaches from almost every hole, Tralee earns rave reviews from all who play it. North Kerry is also home to Ballybunion Golf Club (2) which boasts 2 separate and highly ranked challenging links courses. The Old Course ranks as one of the world’s top 10 courses. The Cashen
course is growing in popularity and is ranked as one of the top 100 courses in the world. Deeper into the Wild Atlantic Way just west of Dingle sits Ceann Sibeál Golf Club (3). Each hole is carved from the natural landscape of one of the most unspoiled parts of Europe,
including a winding ‘burn’ that twists and turns through the entire course.
Dooks Golf Club, (4) owned by its members was founded in 1889 and is one of the 5 oldest links in
Ireland. The charm, the atmosphere and the superb seaside setting of a truly traditional golf links makes Dooks a golf experience that has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. Further south from the Hotel takes you to Waterville Golf Club (5). Over 100 years old, Waterville
is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world.
Ballygarry House offers you some real golfers treats. Soak in
our outdoor hot tub after a day’s golf, or enjoy a pint with the locals in the
Leebrook Bar. Our golfing breaks also include early morning breakfast if
required, as well as complimentary tea or coffee to take away with you.Scenes from the 1970’s film
Ryan’s Daughter were filmed in Kerry on the beach at the back of the 1st hole and
Turn right upon leaving the hotel and continue just 600 mtrs to the end of the road you will enjoy the calm and peace of 80 acres of natural woodland. Ballyseedy Wood (6) can be explored by foot or using our complimentary onsite hotel bicycles. Perfect for an evening stroll or for the family to stretch the legs.
The Kerry Camino (7) takes you along a 57km Camino route, which is divided into three stages;
Tralee to Camp, Camp to Annascaul and finally Annascaul to Dingle. The Camino - inspired by Spain’s Camino de Santiago - invites visitors to ‘walk in the footsteps of St. Brendan the Navigator’
and takes in breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way scenery. About 18km into this route you will come across the ruins of Killelton Village which was once a stop for the stage coach on the way to Dingle.
To the west of Ballygarry House lies the majestic Brandon Mountain (8) which is a must climb for the avid hiker. This the 2nd highest mountain in Ireland can be
accessed from the Cloghane village side or via Baile Breac on the Dingle side.
Carrauntoohil, (9) Ireland’s Highest mountain is a short 40mins from the hotel and is a strenuous
6hr + route via the Devils Ladder on the MacGillicuddy Reeks (10) starting from Cronin’s Yard. Cycling the Wild Atlantic Way makes for one of the most breath taking ways to experience the route.
Here at Ballygarry House we offer secure storage for your bike as well as packed lunches if required.
Ballygarry House makes for an ideal base to explore the outdoors be it by
foot or by bike. The stunning area offers a choice of easy relaxed trails
such as Ballyseedy Woods adjacent to the hotel, or for the seasoned
walker explore the Kerry Camino with our special Kerry Camino Package.The Killelton ruins also
include Killelton church believed to date back to the
Banna Beach (11) is a short 15 minute drive from the hotel and lessons here include
Sunset Surfing lessons to lessons tailored made for the novice. Kingdom Waves Surf
School operates both here and at Inch beach a 40 min drive from the hotel. Fitzgibbons Waterworld Water Sports is located on the Dingle Peninsula in The
Maharees (12) a 20 minute drive from the hotel. This PADI approved center
offers an array of diving courses from beginners to the more experienced instructor courses. They also offer surf lessons, kids camps and power boat outings.
Jamie Knoxx Water Sports (12) located also on the stunning sand spit of The Maharees have specialist trainers in Wind Surfing, Kite Surfing
as well as Paddle Boarding. A great family day out.
Base yourself at Ballygarry House and enjoy an exhilarating
experience at one of the many Blue Flag beaches in the area.
Be it surf lessons on Banna beach, or a visit to the diving
school in The Maharees, there is something for everyone.
The harbour at Dingle is one of Ireland’s main fishing ports.
Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland (13) is a must visit for cultural enthusiasts.
Shows include Oileán which celebrates the Blasket Islands and Turas - an Irish journey of music, dance and song. Located just 5 mins drive from the hotel.
Further west in the heart of the Gaeltacht community sits The Blasket Centre, (14) a fascinating heritage centre and museum honouring the community who lived on the Blasket Islands
until 1953. The centre tells the story of Island life through a variety of means exhibitions, interactive displays, artefacts, audio visual presentations and artworks. Travelling further south along the Wild Atlantic Way we come to The Skellig Experience (15) visitor centre. A visit here allows you to experience many aspects of the off shore Skellig Islands in a custom
built building. You will enjoy an experience detailing Sceilg Mhichíl, the larger of the two islands home to a sixth century Christian monastery perched at 160m above sea level also a UNESCO World
Heritage Site, as well as the more recent history of the Skellig Lighthouse since the 1820’s. An Díseart (16) in Dingle town centre, described as ‘breath-taking’, ‘magnificent’ and ‘a national
treasure’, by some of its visitors, the building is home to a beautifully proportioned chapel in which can be found twelve lancet windows created in 1924 by one of the foremost stained
glass artists of all time, Harry Clarke. The windows, along with the tranquil walled gardens,
Home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Tralee is steeped in
cultural heritage. Ballygarry House is the perfect location to immerse
yourself in the culture and traditions along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Filming for the next instalment of the Star Wars
film took place on the Skellig islands during 2014!
The local pastures of Kerry guarantee happy cows, who give delicious milk, which makes mouth watering ice cream. To the North of the Hotel in Ballybunion, Sundaes Ice Cream Parlour is a favourite of tourists and locals alike, or to the West in Dingle you will find Murphy’s Ice Cream with mouth watering flavours such as carmelised brown bread, Dingle Gin and Irish Coffee!
Further along the Wild Atlantic Way close to the stunning Skellig Rocks is home to
Skelligs Chocolate (17). Colm and his team create chocolate masterpieces and you can
visit their factory as well as enjoying chocolate treats in their café.
Dingle town - voted 2014 Foodie Town of Ireland- is a mecca for food enthusiasts. From the Little
Cheese Shop near the Church to their very own brewery’s - yes they have two - Dingle Distillery and Dingle Brewing Company - an amble around the town will be a feast of food and drink choices! Here
at Ballygarry House we stock both Tom Crean’s in bottle and draft as well as Dingle Gin and Vodka! If you are touring the Ring of Kerry stop into The Strawberry Field Pancake Cottage
(18) just outside Molls Gap on the Sneem road where you can choose from artisan coffee as well as sweet and savoury pancakes.
The Kerry section of the Wild Atlantic Way has an abundance of fine food
producers and we are proud to use the finest of local ingredients from the best
of Artisan producers, including fish landed to Fenit Port as well as Lamb from
the Ring of Kerry and herbs from our very own herb garden. During your stay
why not venture to some of the foodie favourites of the area.
In the summer stop off at the viewing point of Conor Pass and enjoy an ice-cream & take in the stunning view!
Staying at Ballygarry House places you within easy reach of some of the
most breath taking sites on the Wild Atlantic Way. Choose from the rugged
beauty of Slea head and the West, or to the South the world famous
Ring of Kerry - you can even explore everything in between!
If you are exploring the West then The Conor Pass (20) - Ireland’s highest pass - is the way to see it. The views from here are breath taking and the decent into Dingle town will create memories to last a life
time. Slea head is a must visit - be sure and drive clockwise so you don’t have to keep pulling over! You can also travel to Dingle via Annascaul the birth place of the Antarctic Explorer Tom Crean.
While touring the West take a trip to see Fungi, (21) who has been living in Dingle Bay for over 30 years and treats day trippers to a display surrounding the boat, or if
the weather isn’t so good a trip to Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium is a must. Dotted around the Ring of Kerry (22) there are a number of smaller villages well worth a visit. To end your day why not park up and view the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve - one of only
3 Gold Tier reserves on the planet. At St Finian’s Bay you will be able to view the night sky through the naked eye and see constellations with many more stars than are shown on the usual sky maps.
The Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy, Star Clusters and Nebula’s are some of the naked eye wonders that can be seen without the aid of astronomical equipment or filters.
Take a trip to Blueberry Hill Farm just outside Sneem (19).
Take part in hand milking & butter making.
KERRY TRALEE DUBLIN CORK SHANNON GALWAY Ballyseedy Wood To Limerick Tralee Town Centre
Ballybunion Golf Club Listowel To Dingle To Killarney /Kenmare /Kerry Airport R875 R875 N69 N21 N21 N70
Tralee Golf Club Banna Beach
Located on the outskirts of Tralee, the capital town of County Kerry, Ballygarry House sits in an ideal location, in the shelter of the Slieve Mish Mountains and Tralee Bay, just off the main N21. Only 15km from Kerry Airport.
Our GPS coordinates are 52.261164 (N),-9.66019 (W)