Castlecove Village is a traditional rural village full of activities and holds the St. Cohan’s Festival each July. Castlecove has fine sandy beaches and the coastline has created natural rock pools with sandy coves dotted underneath the cliffs. Its pristine ecological harmony won Castlecove an award at the World Environmental Oscars. The imposing ruins of Staigue Fort are close by and are the finest example of a stone fort in Ireland. Its about 2,500 years old. The defensive fort, six metres high and four metres thick, was home of the chieftain's family and entourage. Westcove pier is a beautiful inlet from where you can moor your boat and catch up on a spot of fishing for the dinner.


Caherdaniel Parish begins in the wonderful valley of Glenmore with its beautiful lakes and rivers and is world famous for fishing. When you drive from Loher Fort and over the Coomakista Pass, you will be blown away by the views overlooking Derrynane Harbour, Scariff and Deenish Islands, Kenmare Bay and the vast Atlantic Ocean. Welcome to Caherdaniel!

Caherdaniel Village, on the old butter road, with its stone fort nearby is an old village right in the heart of the Kerry Way, home of the ancient poets and writers, now a mix of old and new. Full of character and atmosphere, the pretty village stands on the shores of Derrynane Bay. Home to the great ‘Liberator’ Daniel O'Connell, Derrynane House and National Park is a visit not to be missed


10 things to do in Catherdaniel

  • Derrynane Beach
  • Derrynane House
  • Eagle Rock Equestrian Centre
  • Abbey Island  
  • Skellig Tours
  • Freddies Bar
  • Irish Fairy Trails
  • Atlantic Irish Seaweed
  • Marine Education with Vincent Hyland
  • Ribtrips
  • Vincent Hyland Art Gallery