Fáilte (Welcome) to Ferriter’s Cove, situated in the heart of Corca Dhuibhne (the historical name for the Dingle Peninsula) in South West Ireland.
Ferriter’s Cove Bed and Breakfast overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and Ferriter’s Cove which has sheltered waters and sandy beaches making it a popular location for shore angling, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and walking.
Just 300 meters away is a beautiful and challenging 18 hole links golf course – Ceann Sibéal Golf Course (Dingle Golf Links). The Club has a bar and restaurant, with spectacular panoramic views of The Blasket Islands, The Three Sisters, Clogher Head, Smerwick Harbour and Mount Brandon.
The club also has a practice green and driving range. Clubs, trolleys and buggies may be hired at the pro-shop. “This Links have everything that St. Andrews has – and more!” – Christy O’Connor Jnr.
The stunning scenery of Dingle Peninsula offers the perfect backdrop for many activities, including golf, walking, hillwalking, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, surfing, kayaking, sea fishing, shore angling, diving and cycling. Just a short drive away is Slea Head the most western point in Ireland, where whales, basking sharks and sunfish may sometimes be seen.
The area is rich in history. Just behind the B&B are the ruins of Ferriter’s Castle, where the poet and soldier Piaras Feiritéar (or Pierce Ferriter) was born. He was one of the last Irish Chieftains to be defeated by the Oliver Cromwell’s forces. He was hanged in Killarney in 1652. The oldest settlement in Kerry was recently excavated on the shores of Ferriter’s Cove and was dated to around 4,000 B.C. The area boasts the greatest concentration of archaeological sites in Ireland, with a number of important monastic settlements. One of the most famous saints from the area was St. Brendan the Navigator, who legend says discovered America. Click here to read more.
Overlooking Ferriter’s Cove B&B are the ruins of a Signal Tower on top of Ceann Sibéal (Sybil Head). Constructed to protect against invasion, it was one of many famine relief projects to help the poor earn money to buy food. The Signal Tower on the top of Ceann Sibéal was 40 feet high and 30 feet square. From that Signal Tower, the sister towers on the Great Blasket and Ballydavid Head can be seen. Care needs to be taken at the top as there is a sheer cliff of nearly 700 feet. Permission to pass through the fields to visit the Tower may be required from the landowners.
Ceann Sibéal has also been chosen for filming on Star Wars episode VIII, the follow-up to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” For more information, see the RTE News report The Force is back in Kerry as Star Wars crew returns.
Ferriter’s Cove is in a Gaeltacht region – where the Irish language is in daily use. The beautiful Blasket Islands, which was a cradle for many famous Irish writers, such as Peig Sayers, Tomás Ó Criomhthain and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, are just a short distance away and can be easily reached by ferry from nearby Dunquin.
The rich culture attracts musicians from far and wide — so you can enjoy the very best of jig, reel, and hornpipe, while quaffing a glass of the “black stuff”
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