: Farranfore Airport
The only village in Ireland to celebrate the New Year in style!
The old year is 'shot'' and the 'new year 'pops out of a nearby hedge to parade through the village with turf burners and pipes band. Attended by hundreds of people and recorded on previous occasions by RTE television.
Beautiful village setting overlooking Valentia Island with Mountains behind. On Valentia Island you may visit the famous Slate quarry, Glanleam house and gardens, complete a PADI diving course, go deep sea fishing or browse around Knightstown with local sculpture and artists.
A short stroll from the house will take you into Portmagee village with a working fishing pier, if you’re lucky the fisherman will give you some fish for dinner! During the summer plenty of mackerel can be caught from the end of the pier. The Mooring pub and restaurant is Bord Failte approved & will make you very welcome. Alternatively you can drive into the town of Caherciveen (birthplace of Daniel O'Connell) where there is a large selection of pubs & restaurants. A car is essential to get the full benefit from this lovely area of Kerry, the famous Derrynane beach is half an hours' drive away where you can windsurf, water ski or just stroll around the beautiful beach & Abbey Island.
There is alwasy something going on in The Moorings - check their website, its just a stroll away from the house.
Other Activities: birdwatching, Irish set dancing, golf