About this listing
Gleann na nGealt Sheepfarm accommodation is on slopes of Slieve Mish Mountain, in a beautiful valley in the Dingle Peninsula, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Spectacular drive to Dingle, over Conor Pass and 45 mins drive to Ring of Kerry.
Scenic Camp Village, pubs/restaurants/shop, nearby and Dingle Way walk and sandy beaches.
We will share stories, history/culture, places of interest.
And meet our sheep !
Motto " Ciall agus Neart" - Wisdom and Strength. Daniel O Connell -The Liberator.
Double Room in Family Run Sheep Farm in West Kerry. The bedroom is a double room suitable for two persons, with a very comfortable bed, bed linen, towels, shampoos, toileteries supplied. The bathroom is next door to the bedroom and is the only one in the house. We only accommodate 2 guests at a time, so you will be the only guests accessing the bathroom and having breakfast. Our house is very quiet. There is a lovely view of the Hills behind the house and sheep quietly grazing in
the field above the fence. The Bedroom is located next door to the Bathroom which is shared only with one other person.
We have Wi-Fi. Password is sheepfarm.
You also have access to a comfortable sitting room where you can relax, (website hidden), read, watch TV or just hang out.
Complimentary Tea/Coffee and homemade apple crumble and ice cream is served on arrival.
Complimentary tea/coffee is available all during your stay as desired.
Breakfast of tea/coffee, orange juice, toast, Muesli/Yogurt and banana bread is included in price.
A DELICIOUS Irish Breakfast as above but with the addition of local bacon, sausage, black and white pudding, organic eggs and breads
or continental/vegetarian breakfast with fruit, cheese etc. is available at an extra E5.00 per person. Be delighted to provide it, please let me know on arrival if you wish to have it !
Breakfast is served between 8.00 and 9.30 am.
We are on the Dingle Peninsula 2 miles from the sea, on the Wild Atlantic Way, between the Sliabh Mish and Strabally Mountain ranges. The locality is ideal for walking, cycling enthusiasts and those interested in Archaeology. It is also suitable for those who would like a more authentic experience of life in the area being comfortably removed from the more commercial tourism centres whilst still providing good access to the unquestionable attractions that the Dingle peninsula offers. You can relax in the peace and quiet of the valley surrounded by nature and away from the hustle and bustle! If that's what you would like on your holiday! You can make our home your base for your tours around the Dingle Peninsula and around the county !!
We are located near Camp Village with a choice of 4 pubs, 2 restaurants, a Supermarket/cafe and 2 churches. Traditional Music sessions in the pubs, at weekends and if you are a musician yourself you can have a session with your friends, you are welcome ! Meet the locals too in a friendly environment and have a pint of whatever you fancy in a real nice country setting, with spectacular views of mountain and sea. Water Sports and activities available in the area, Maharees is 15 minutes down the road and Mount Brandon second highest in Ireland is 25 minutes away ! We can help you with advice on the area and things to do !
Our Family have run the farm here since the middle of the 19th Century. And you can wander around the farm and up the hillside and enjoy a leisurely walk or a mountain hike! Only the sheep for company!!
We can offer advice and provide advice on some good walking/hiking routes in the area as well as general advice on the region.
We are approximately 10 minutes from the village of Camp. Travelling from Tralee, Take the N86 National Secondary road to Dingle through the village of Camp. You will drive past lower Camp, The Junction Bar and Railway Tavern and at the fork of the road take the road signposted Camp and Annascaul (not the Castlegregory, Conor Pass road) drive up to Camp village past Ashes and Dalys Pubs and travel on for about 10 minutes, then take the road on the right, L8015 and signposted Foilatrisnigh and Seaside Caravan Park into the valley, then continue past the yellow L roadsign past a very sharp turn and then on the left there is a road where Gleann na nGealt Sheepfarm is signposted. Drive in that road and the first house on the right is our house with signpost Brigids Sheepfarm at the entrance.
We provide free car parking for your car. If you are travelling by bus, we are located off the Tralee-Dingle N86 National Secondary Road, bus route Number 275 and can pick you up from the bus should you travel to Camp.
The Bus routes timetable can be viewed on the Bus Eireann Website. However a car is the best option as you will have more freedom to travel and see more of the sights and go off the beaten track.
Just a little more information about Archaeological Sites in the area.
The Dingle peninsula is rich in Archaeological site locations.
There are 35 known sites registered with the Archaeological Survey of Ireland in the valley of Gleann Na nGealt alone.
Historic Tobar na nGealt is located here in the valley.
We have a number of Archaeological sites on the Farm these include 2 Ringforts, a Souterrain and a Gallaun or standing stone.
These sites were protected by the respect and esteem our ancestors held for the past and superstitious belief associated with bad luck resulting from interference with the properties of the Fairies or Little people as they were sometimes called.
If you need further information/ directions on how to get here we can do so in the booking confirmation email, should you decide to stay with us.
If you are delayed travelling here, please let us know the approximate time of arrival so that we are here to let you in, also if you wish to book in earlier please let us know and we will also be glad to facilitate you, you can email or telephone us!! Telephone Numb(phone number hidden) when you arrive in Camp and I can go down the village to collect you or guide you to our house. We don't want you to get lost !! We live approximately 2 miles from the village of Camp, so the location is rural if that is what you would like you will enjoy, if you wish to stay in a village in the centre of everything, our accommodation will not suit you !
Check my website for more general information on the locality - (website hidden)
You are invited to walk up the fields and hill at the back of the house an artist/photographers paradise, only the sheep for company and they are very quiet and may make friends or come over to you to see if you have some nice goodies/food, as they are fed in the winter.
Millie, the pet sheep will invariably make you off and again don't be afraid, she will not hurt you !! You can even feed Millie if you wish ! Just ask !
Access to the sittingroom and TV is available. You can relax or watch TV, or maybe (website hidden) home.
You have access to the kitchen to make tea or coffee !
Our garden is open too and you can watch the sun set or rise in the morning !
Smoking is not allowed in the house, but you may do so outside of the house !
Interaction with Guests
I meet all my guests and enjoy talking to them as much as they wish..
We are within 5 minutes driving distance of beautiful quiet sandy beaches. Walking 10 minutes.
We are close to the Dingle Way Mountain walk/trail which begins at Tralee and goes all the way to Dingle.
Our farm is a hill farm so we are on the side of the hill with sheep all around us. The house is very quiet at night and there are no houses close by and we are almost a mile from the main road, hence no traffic to wake you up, its a very peaceful place.
LOCATION - We are in the middle of the rural countryside, if you wish to stay in a village or in a town, our accommodation will not suit you, on the contrary if you would like to be in the countryside but not too far from amenities, pubs, restaurants etc. then you will enjoy your stay.
We have our own water supply with no fluoride or additives of any type. As our farm is organic, we use no pesticides or artificial manure so the water is lovely and fresh ! makes good tea too !
It is preferable if you have your own car. We are however near the bus route from Tralee to Dingle and if you are a walker and you are taking the bus from Tralee you can get off the bus at the top of our road signposted "Foilatrisnigh" number L8015.
You can telephone us from the village too if you wish, or by email prior arrangement and I can pick you (website hidden). number is (phone number hidden).
Other Things to Note
A LIGHT BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
COOKED FULL IRISH BREAKFAST IS EXTRA fee 5 euros per person if you wish to order on arrival please.
Breakfast is served between 8.00 a.m. and 9.30 am.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN ADVANCE YOUR CHOICE OF BREAKFAST !
Complimentary Tea/Coffee and pie/crumble available on arrival.
Complimentary tea/coffee available during your stay.
We do not provide cooking facilities, however if you wish to bring in food/snack you can do so and eat in our kitchen, Tea and Coffee is complimentary. You can store food in our fridge.
Password for wifi is sheepfarm
We hope to make your stay as pleasant as possible ! Anything else you need please ask !
It would be advisable to print out directions for our house when you book, to make it easier to find the place, please.
PLEASE NOTE - LOCATION - We are in the middle of the country and if you would like to be more central in a village or town, our accommodation is not for you, on the contrary, if you want peace and quiet not too far from amenities, then you will enjoy !
No smoking in the house, you can smoke outside of the house.
SHOULD YOU CHOOSE OUR ACCOMMODATION, THANK YOU !
Sorry no Cooking is allowed. However, If you bring in food/snack you are welcome to eat in our kitchen and to store food in our fridge.
6.00 p.m. is booking in time, however we understand when you are travelling it may be too early for you to arrive, just let us know that you will be later and if you can give us an idea of the time of arrival it would be great.
As we are based in the rural countryside if it is dark, it is probably harder to find us. The two local restaurants in Camp take last orders at 9.00 p.m. just in case you need to eat on arrival. The food is delicious and very good value.
I will be happy to drive down to meet you at the village of Camp if you get lost, telephone me, or email !
As we are such a small business, its best if we know if you are delayed or whatever, so that we can give you a proper welcome as we might be up the hill herding sheep or doing jobs on farm.
Enjoy your stay, we aim to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible !
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE LET US KNOW, WE' DO OUR BEST TO PLEASE !
Again we welcome you if you choose our accommodation !
Brigid was a lovely host and staying at her sheep farm was one of the best parts of our vacation! She was extremely welcoming, friendly, and happy to recommend a restaurant in town when we arrived (the Junction Restaurant served the best Irish dinner of our trip!).
The room was cozy and clean with a nice view of the hillside from the window. In the morning, Brigid prepared a delicious breakfast spread including homemade apple bread that we were able to take with us to snack on during the rest of the day's adventures. One of my only regrets is not taking a photo of the table before we ate!
After breakfast my boyfriend and I were introduced to Millie the sheep, and we were able to give her treats and pet her. For us, this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! We loved learning about the sheep farm's history and hiking up the gorgeous hillside to "meet" all of the sheep. I can't recommend Brigid's farm enough, and will definitely try to visit again someday!
Brigd welcome us with hot tea and great food. Sat down with us to talk about our travels, local places to eat at and see. The bnb is in a beautiful valley.
My girlfriend and I had a short but wonderful stay at Brigid's sheep farm. Upon our arrival we had a friendly greeting by Brigid...then she served us the most delicious homemade apple crumb pie with ice cream & some hot tea. The farm was quiet & peaceful and we got a good night's sleep and felt right at home there. The next morning we woke up to a beautiful bedroom view of the sheep grazing on the mountainside. Bridgid had made us a traditional Irish breakfast, which was a real treat to experience. We enjoyed meeting her sweet lambs Millie & Pedro and learning about Brigid's daily chores on her farm. If you're looking for a real Irish countryside experience, then this is a great place to stay...Brigid is the sweetest lady, is very hospitable & knowledgeable about the history of Ireland & things to do in the area.
It was wonderful staying with Brigid on her sheep farm. When we first got there she greeted us with tea and a snack. She knew a lot about the area and was very helpful in finding things to do and places to eat.
Brigid was a lovely hostess. Farm is situated in excellence position if you have a car for travelling the Dingle Peninsula. Brigid is a fountain of information and loved hearing her story and of the farm. Bedroom comfortable and well worth the money. Brigid is caring helpful hostess.
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Brigid's sheep farm. It was my friends birthday, and Brigid went out of her way to make sure we were welcomed by some tea cakes and candle! The area is a beautiful drive to Dingle (just over the Connor's pass). Brigid was very helpful regarding advice on things to see and places to eat in the area. Accommodations were very comfortable. Millie, the lamb, is incredibly cute!
Brigid was very helpful and welcoming. She even came to meet us as we got lost on the way and then served us some homemade crumble with a cup of tea upon our arrival. She was keen to tell us about the area and was passionate about her work on the sheep farm. Her house is simple but clean. The room is practical and the bed is comfy - shared bathroom however. Millie the sheep was really sweet!
About the Host, Brigid And Liam
We live on a hill sheepfarm in a lovely peaceful valley in the Dingle peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking Tralee and Brandon Bay close to miles of sandy safe beaches. Our family have lived and worked this land for generation. We have mountains, Caherconree and Brandon to climb and Slí Corca Dhuibhne, The Dingle Way Walking trail and Glanteenassig Forest Park closeby and a short drive across the Famous Conor Pass takes you into Dingle town and Slea Head drive and Gaeltacht Corca Dhuibhne and come back by Annascaul, home to Tom Crean Antarctic explorer. Killarney is 40 minutes drive and Tralee 20 minutes from our home. Camp, our local friendly village has quaint country pubs, supermarket/café and great restaurants where you can meet the locals ! We enjoy meeting new people, be delighted to have you !