Travel Guide to Caherdaniel

About Caherdaniel

Caherdaniel is located on the sea shores and nestled among the mountains of Kerry, it is also proud of its Irish name “Cahair Donall”. The Village got its name from the stone fort Caher. The stone fort is located on the Kerry Way trail that runs north of the village. The village of Caherdaniel, famous for the most stunning beaches in Ireland. Caherdaniel based on Ireland's shores provides Anglers and Sea sports enthusiasts with enjoyable experiences.

Caherdaniel is an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry, it is approximately 15 minutes from  Waterville and 5 minutes from Castlecove village with stunning panoramic views of Kenmare Bay.

Activities & Things to do in Caherdaniel

Horse Riding

Caherdaniel Pony Trekking is an ideal way to explore treasured beauty of Caherdaniel's beaches and nature trails.


Fishing in Caherdaniel: You can enjoy the ultimate experience of Reef, Shark and general inshore fishing in the bay. Take a boat trip to the Skelligs Rock and absorb the Atlantic air on the remote rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. 


The are various watersports in Caherdaniel to choose from such as Derrynane Sea sports. There are many enjoyable water experiences Caherdaniel sea sports has to offer such as surfing, kayaking, tubing, sailing, water skiing, row boating and knee boarding, Dart Cat Sailing, Wake Boarding, Canoeing, Dinghy Sailing.

National Park

Caherdaniel was home to the Liberator Daniel O'Connell of Derrynane house and National Park. Take a nature trail on the grounds of Derrynane National Park. The park is home to many rare types of plants that would interest Botanic enthusiast. 

Places to Eat & Restaurants in Caherdaniel

There are many fine dining experiences in Caherdaniel. Check out some of these popular Caherdaniel restaurants:

  • Blind Piper
  • Court House Cafe
  • O' Carroll's Cove Beach Bar
  • Scarriff Inn

Places to Visit Near Caherdaniel

From Caherdaniel take a short trip to Staigue Fort, located in the rugged Mountains of Castlecove. Staigue Fort is one of the earliest and finest Stone forts built in Ireland, dating back to iron age. Take a scenic drive from Caherdaniel to Waterville. You can enjoy the undulating landscape of Waterville 18 hole golf course. Visit the famous celebrity statue of Charlie Chaplin. Take a six mile drive from Caherdaniel to Sneem Village and view Egyptian sculptures in the local parish Church and near the church the pyramid like structures which are the beehive huts of former days.

The Local History of Caherdaniel

The village of Caherdaniel is a good example of one of Ireland's coastal villages. Caherdaniel is located on the Iveragh peninsula on the Ring Of Kerry. It was also home to the Liberator Daniel O' Connell hero to the Irish People. The liberator's home today is open to the public as museum. Caherdaniel's Copper mines date back to 2000 BC, the mines can be still seen if you take a hill walk on the Kerry way.

Exploring the area around Caherdaniel is an absolute pleasure with so many wonderful things to do. Caherdaniel has endless breathtaking walks to offer, with one of the most scenic hike to coomakista pass. Take cycle tour of Caherdaniel and breath in the sea air with panoramic views of the bay.

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