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 program 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