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Sneem or “An tSnaidhm” in Irish, means “the knot”, thus, it is usually referred to as “the knot in the Ring of Kerry”. This is an award winning town, being a recipient of the National Tidy Towns Award and the National Landscape Award. Sneem has produced quite a number of world class figures like the Casey brothers who were famous in the world of sports during the 1930s.

Prime attraction in Sneem is the newly opened Garden of the Senses. The garden is an excellent area to stroll amidst an area filled with the aroma of nature. The Garden of the Senses is overflowing with different vibrant hues and soothing fragrance. Part of the appeal of the garden is its bird island.

As Sneem is a town rich in history, tourists can marvel at some heritage sites around the town. One worth a visit is the Staigue Fort or the Cathair Na Stéige. This is highly regarded as one of the largest ring forts in Ireland. For further understanding and appreciation of this fort, you can visit the Staigue Fort Exhibition Center with its audiovisual presentation of the fort’s history. Another must-see attraction in Sneem is the Sculpture Park displaying great sculptural masterpieces straight from Kerry’s major sculptors.

There are numerous activities to enjoy in Sneem. Canoeing and kayaking are a well loved activity here. Sneem has excellent spots to go on a canoe trip – two of which are the Oysterbed and the Parknasilla Islands. Other water activities to enjoy in Sneem include angling, fishing, and water-skiing. Golfing is well catered for as well – close here is the Parknasilla Golf Club which is ideal for your teeing needs!

Eating out at Sneem is made perfect with an array of fine dining venues and restaurants. The Stone House in North Square is the place to go for the freshest lobsters and oysters. Restaurants like the Sacre Coeur and the Blue Bull are must-visit dining spots for great Irish cuisine. The Village Kitchen and the Riverside Tearoom are ideal for a delectable lunch! Great pubs await at night, as well. These pubs offer the finest entertainment through lively music and excellent foods and drinks. Some worth a night’s visit are the Fishermen’s Knot and the Blue Bull.

In terms of hotels and accommodations, Sneem offers the premium accommodation fitted for special guests like you. Your home away from home is certainly right here in Sneem, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Your enjoyment over a vacation will never be complete without these magnificent hotels!

If traveling to Kerry interests you, don’t think twice about visiting Sneem. Discover what lies on the knot in the Ring of Kerry…Visit Sneem in Co. Kerry, Ireland.

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