When the sun shines in Kerry, there’s no better place to be but since our Irish climate isn’t as predictable as we would like, here’s a few things to do on those rainy days while on holiday in Kerry within easy access of Jacks’ Station Bar, our Award Winning Restaurant and our Coastguard Cottages in Cromane.
DERRYNANE HOUSE, CAHERDANIEL
At the southern tip of the Iveragh Peninsula is Derrynane House, the ancestral home of one of the greatest figures of Irish history. Daniel O’Connell, known as ‘The Liberator’, was a lawyer, politician and statesman. The house now displays many unique relics of O’Connell’s life, including a triumphal chariot presented to him by the citizens of Dublin in 1844 and the very bed in which he passed away three years later.
Visit Derrynane House for more information.
OLD BARRACKS, CAHERSIVEEN
Why not take the time to pay a visit to the newly revamped Old Barracks in Cahersiveen situated on the world-renowned Wild Atlantic Way. This iconic building is home to the Daniel
O’Connell visitor centre and local history museum. The Old Barracks is full of history dating back to its construction from 1870 – 1875. Its life mirrors all significant events in Irish history from the Civil War and War of Independence right through to the Ireland of today.
For more information visit Old Barracks.
DINGLE OCEAN WORLD, DINGLE
Oceanworld Aquarium is located in Dingle, County Kerry and is Ireland’s largest aquarium.
The Aquarium hosts a collection of magnificent Sand Tiger Sharks, Gentoo Penguins , Asian Short-Clawed Otters and includes an abundance of different fish species. Experience this enchanting underwater world and learn the wonders of the ocean.
For opening hours and bookings visit their Dingle Oceanworld.
The Aqua Dome is one of Irelands Largest Indoor Waterworld’s & Premier Tourist Attractions located on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Aqua Dome offers tropical temperatures all year round and is a Great Day Out for all the family whatever the weather! It is brimming with exciting features that captures the imagination of both child and adult alike. The Aqua Dome is fun for swimmers & non-swimmers.
For opening hours and more information visit Aquadome.
CRAG CAVE, CASTLEISLAND
Discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 million years old Crag Cave is a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. It is an all weather visitor attraction located in Castleisland Co. Kerry 2 km off the N21.Crag Cave is an ancient fossil cave system, older than mankind itself, within which can be seen the natural forces that created the complex and beautiful passages – a must see!
For tickets and more information visit Crag Cave.
After that all that sightseeing, you are sure to be hungry so warm up by our fire in the bar with a glass of whiskey or a pint or pop into the restaurant for a bowl of our famous seafood chowder – we would advise you give us a quick call on 066 9769102 to check if we have a table or if you’re very organised pre-book online HERE!