What to do on Dingle Peninsula
Hiking, Trekking and Mountain Climbing
Brandon village is situated on the Dingle Way Walking Route. This walk covers all of the peninsula following mountain tracks, trails, laneways and minor roads.
But the Brandon region has more marked walks through the hills and valleys to suit all abilities. Weather can be unpredictable in the mountains, only well equipped, experienced hikers should attempt the higher altitudes.
There's a beautiful beach right in front of the house! But the north coast of Dingle Peninsula also offers perfect conditions for surfing, windsurfing, canoeing, waterskiing, scuba diving and sailing.
Anglers find plenty of options nearby, from surf, estuary, pier and rock fishing in the Atlantic to angling for brown trout, white trout and salmon in local rivers and lakes. Bass and flatfish can be caught on Brandon beach. Boats can be hired locally, Brandon Boat Hire (Duántacht Bréanainn) offers a range of rates from as little as € 30.
Bird Watching in Brandon Bay
The Cloghane-Brandon area includes a wide range of habitats and are home to a rich and bio-diverse flora and fauna. Local residents include curlews, oystercatchers, herons, as well as gannets, fulmars, cormorants, choughs, razorbills and guillemots.
County Kerry is famous for its beautiful scenery with a rich cultural, historical and archaeological heritage. Dingle town, with its abundance of shops, pubs and seafood restaurants as well as a colourful busy little fishing harbour, is 20 mins. away, crossing spectacular Conor Pass. Slea Head Drive is a exceptionally picturesque corniche road and leads you from Dingle town past prehistoric remains along the rugged coastline with glorious scenery including the Blasket Islands and small sandy beaches dotted among the Cliffs.
Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry are not to be missed and can be visited on day trips from the cottage.