Take five about Sneem:

  • A bustling village nestled between mountains and Irelands spectacular Wild Atlantic Way coastline.
  • History abounds as seen in the stone circles, standing stones, bullán stones and ringforts which surround the village.
  • An area rich in wooded hillsides, secret coves, sub-tropical gardens, it is known as the Garden of Ireland.
  • Home to two 4-star hotels, both located in idyllic waterside settings.
  • Take to the Bay and water to kayak, swim, fish, dive and explore one of Ireland’s seal colonies.

Sneem is a picturesque village situated on the famous “Ring of Kerry” a driving and cycling route that encapsulates some of the best nature has to offer.

Nestled between mountains and wild, rugged coastlines, this friendly village is immaculately kept with its traditional buildings, pubs, restaurants and craft shops, all painted in an array of beautiful colours. The Irish name for the town is “an tSnaidhm” which translates as “knot” and is a reference to the winding river which flows through the village and into Kenmare bay.

This is a place of richly wooded hillsides, grassy paths, sub-tropical gardens, golden beaches, island treasures, sparkling lakes, secret coves, palm trees and incredible coastline. Brushed by the Gulf Stream, the area has a tranquil feel; it truly is the Garden of Ireland.

The area is home to two 4* hotels, both set in idyllic waterside locations and is an ideal destination for small meetings and incentive groups, wishing to take advantage of the activities and tours available in the immediate surrounds. Alternatively, it is popular as a day tour option for pre/post, social or partner programs if holding an event in one of the other locations in the region.

Sneem is set in idyllic walking country and every walk here has a story. Ancient history is clearly seen in the stone circles, standing stones, bullán stones and ringforts which surround the village.

For the adventurous, take to the water to kayak, fish, swim, dive and sail and explore the Bay’s rich marine habitat, including one of Ireland’s largest seal colonies.

Alternatively, allow the beauty and tranquillity to re-energise, refresh and reward delegates by enjoying an extensive range of shore-based activities.

Inspired programme activities include:

  • Taking team building to the next level with an interactive and fun Go Team Ring of Kerry 4WD driving challenge
  • Enjoying an exhilarating RIB boat trip from Parknasilla across the bay to Kilmacalogue on the Beara Peninsula for a bowl of Mussels and a Pint of Guinness… watch out for the seals along the way
  • Bringing your group on an unforgettable journey to Skellig Michael. Delve into the lives of the Monks who inhabited a hostile island now home to puffins and Star Wars heroes
  • Walking Ireland’s longest rope bridge, the Skywalk, viewing Kells Bay Gardens from above
  • Interacting with one of nature’s most majestic predators, the falcon on a guided Hawk Walk where delegates can watch, handle and fly these awesome birds for themselves
  • Exploring hidden islands, inlets and beaches on a guided kayak trip
  • Experiencing the thrill of archery, while engaging in friendly competition with colleagues
  • Taking to two wheels to ride through wild landscapes and seascapes along the Ring of Kerry. Stop en route for an unforgettable display of dogs herding sheep followed by a hearty gourmet lunch
  • Capturing the stunning landscape in a painting class or photography workshop giving delegates a memento to take home of their time in the Kingdom
  • Heading out under cover of darkness to see the heavens as never before from Staigue Fort, a ruined Iron Age stone ringfort. Learn about the night sky with a stargazing guide at the Dark Sky Reserve, the only gold tier reserve in the Northern Hemisphere as designated by the International Dark-Sky Association

Sneem Meeting and Accommodation options

Parknasilla Resort & Spa

Parknasilla Resort & Spa enjoys a rich heritage dating back to 1895. Built in a Manor House style, it sits majestically at the waters edge amidst a tropical paradise comprising of islands, inlets and hidden beaches along the Ring of Kerry and The Wild Atlantic Way.

Bespoke Activity options

To explore bespoke activity options available in Sneem and the surrounds,
contact our Activity/Incentive Partners:

Aqua Terra Boat Tours

Aqua Terra Boat Tours, Adventures by Land & Sea, are nestled amidst the scenic splendour of Valentia Island, Kerry.

Fenit Tours & Travel

Fenit Tours & Travel specialises in curating bespoke incentive travel experiences that seamlessly blend sustainability, community, and adventure. Every journey with Fenit Tours & Travel is meticulously designed to reflect the unique preferences of our clients.

Hidden Ireland Tours

Whatever your requirements, we would be delighted to have the opportunity to help your delegates to experience their dream Ireland! Inspired by a deep sense of our place and our surroundings, each Hidden Ireland gathering is a celebration.

Kerry Food Tours

Stroll through the streets of Kenmare under the expert guidance of one of our guides while absorbing the lively atmosphere of this bustling scenic town.

Killarney Photo Tours

Killarney Photo Tours offer guided photo walks and tours led by Micheál O’Sullivan who is a professional award winning photographer.

Moriartys Authentic Irish Gift Store

Moriarty’s will work with you in creating and planning the entire Gifting experience, from Site inspection through to set-up and staffing. This will ensure all aspects and details are skilfully delivered.


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