Travel Guide to Waterville

About Waterville

Waterville is a coastal village located in the South West of Ireland in County Kerry. It is nestled between the towns of Cahirciveen and Caherdaniel and offers areas of breathtaking beauty, golfing and lake fishing to tourists all year round.  Waterville is located on the sea and nestled among the mountains of Kerry, it is also proud of its Irish name “An Coireán” meaning "The Little Whirlpool". The village of Waterville, renowned for its green landscapes and stunning beaches with the most champion golf course in Europe famous for its enthralling golfing experience . Waterville based on Ireland's best and most beautiful sea trout lake, provides Anglers with a variety of fish species to catch.

Waterville is an ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry, it is approximately 10 minutes from the stunning Ballinskelligs Bay with its sandy beaches on the Iveragh Peninsula.

Activities & Things to do in Waterville

Waterville offers a host of activities and attractions for the Visitor including:

Horse Riding in Waterville

Pony Trekking in Waterville is an ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of magnificent area. In addition professional lessons are available for beginners.

Golfing in Waterville

Waterville is must play Golf Course, it is one of the finest links golf course in the world. Waterville golf course is one of the  oldest Irish Clibs. The Course was redesigned by the famous golf architect Eddie Hackett.The course is truly mystical. Many famous players like Tiger Woods have played the course and praised its perfection.


Fishing in Waterville

Waterville's lake, Lough Currane, has the finest salmon and trout lake fishing.  Take a boat trip to the Skelligs  Waterville has various watersports to choose from in the area such as Skelligs

Watersports in Waterville

Waterville has abuntance of beaches they provide the ulimate Waterports  experience. Surf the waves of one of Kerry's white flag beaches. These are many of enjoyable water experciences Waterville has to offer sufing,kayaking, tubing, sailing, water skiing, row boating and kneeboarding. 

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

The Skelligs

Skellig Michael is  a well-preserved monastic outpost of the early Christian period. Small Skellig, meanwhile, is famous in the world of ornithology, as it is home to some 27,000 pairs of gannets, making it the world’s second-largest colony of these sea birds.
The monastic site on Skellig Michael is reached by climbing more than 600 steps on a
1,000-year-old stairway. Stone beehive huts where the monks lived and prayed cling
to cliff edges alongside oratories, a cemetery, stone crosses, holy wells and the Church
of St Michael. These remains demonstrate the spartan conditions in which the monks
lived until they left the island in the 13th century.
More recently The Skelligs have recieved worldwide fame as the setting for The Star Wars film Episode VII "The Force Awakens"

Places to Eat & Restaurants in Waterville

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

Place to Visit Near Waterville

From Waterville take a short trip to Derrynane House and National Park, home of Daniel O'Connell known as The Liberator.Take a nature trial on the grounds of Derrynane National park.The park is home to many rare types of plants for that would interest Botanic enthusiast  . Take a trek on horseback to Derrynane beach or take a trial through the woodlands with Eagle Rock Equestrain Centre, Caherdaniel. Kells Bay Gardens feaururing Irelands longest rope bridge.

The Local History of Waterville

The village of Waterville is a good example of one of Ireland's fishing locations. It was founded in 18th Century by the Butler Family that built there estate on mouth of the river Currane. . The town grew futher on the arrival of the Cable station in the 1880's. The route passed through waterville that brought many famous celebrities through the years like Charlie Chaplin and family.

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