Gleann na nGealt, Sheep Farm Accom.

House - Private room · Camp, Kerry, Ireland
Brigid And Liam
Your host, Brigid And Liam
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The Space

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. 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 Wifi.
We will cook you a full Irish Breakfast or a continental breakfast for an extra fee 5 euros per person if you would like it. Complimentary Tea/Coffee and gooseberry/apple/rhubarb pie served on arrival.

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, sometimes, spontaneous during the week and organised at weekends and if you are a musician yourself you can have a session with your friends, you are welcome! Music sessions are not as regular during the winter and are confined to weekends. 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 down the road and Mount Brandan second highest in Ireland is close by too ! 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.

Getting Here
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 Number - (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 !!!

Check my website for more general information on the locality - (website hidden)

Guest Access

Walk up the fields and hills 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 and often think everybody has some feed in their pocket. Pedro, the pet sheep will invariably make you off and again don't be afraid, he will not hurt you !! We will provide you with a little treat for Pedro, he likes that !!
Access to Television is available.
You have access to the kitchen to make tea or coffee at any time !

Interaction with Guests

I meet all my guests and enjoy talking to them as much as they wish..

The Neighborhood

We are within 5 minutes driving distance of beautiful quiet sandy beaches. Walking 15 minutes.
We are very close to the Dingle Way Mountain walk which starts 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.
We have our own water supply with no fluoride or additives of any type. As out farm is in converson to organic, we use no pesticides or artificial manure so the water is lovely and fresh ! makes good tea too !

Getting around

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, My tel. number is (phone number hidden).

Other Things to Note

We will cook you a full Irish Breakfast or a continental breakfast for an extra fee 5 euros per person. Breakfast is served between 8.00 and 9.30 am. Complimentary Tea/Coffee and gooseberry/apple pie available on arrival.
complimentary tea/coffee available all during your stay.
IRISH BREAKFAST - Orange juice, Toast, Sausage, Bacon, Pudding, eggs, home made Banana Bread/brown bread, Tea/Coffee.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST - Boiled eggs or scrambled eggs on toast, cheese, tomato, fruit, Homemade breads Orange juice and Tea/Coffee.
cost - E5.00.
Complimentary tea and coffee during your stay. If you wish to use the washing machine and dryer an extra E5 will be charged for electricity - washing powder is supplied. Password for wifi is sheepfarm
We hope to make your stay as pleasant as possible !

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $31 / night after the first guest
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Brigid was a fantastic host. She was so warm and welcoming, fed us to our hearts content, and even walked us through her farm to see her sheeps. We loved her stories and enjoyed listening to her perspective of how Ireland has evolved. She had great suggestions of places to go and visit, and we were amazed by each of the sights. Her sheep farm was a place of rest, refreshing conversation, and peace.

    If you're still reading this review and have t signed up to stay with her, don't be foolish--do it!! You will not regret it.

    July 2014
  • The farm, Brigid and everything else was exacly as expected from reading earlier reviews! Brigid is such a nice person who seems to honestly enjoy company and talking about Ireland, the farm, the sheep, own experiences and so much more. It was also my pleasure to meet her friend Vincent who even gave me some homemade jam as a present. All in all a great place to start discovering Kerry and the beautiful Southwest of Ireland! Highly recommended!!!

    July 2014
  • Quiet, lovely place in the middle of a valley. Far out of the way, but gorgeous scenery. Brigid was a lovely hostess with excellent breakfast and easy going manner. No frills farmhouse, but perfect for us. Thanks, Brigid.

    June 2014
  • We absolutely loved staying with Brigid and Liam at the sheep farm. It was a lot easier to find than we had anticipated -- Brigid left excellent directions on the Airbnb site. Brigid was warm, generous and friendly. She made us a full Irish breakfast in her comfortable kitchen. We really enjoyed hearing her stories about growing up on the farm, the changes she's seen in Ireland in her lifetime, and about her growing family in Ireland and in the US. We walked the farm and communed with the sheep and the landscape. She directed us to the beach, which was deserted and a beautiful place to watch the sun set.

    June 2014
  • Brigid couldn't host me, but she organised another B&B for me, so there was no problem for me at all. I'd come back, to either place.

    June 2014
  • Brigid was wonderful! We had a lovely stay in her home, and it was a treat to be introduced to a few of her sheep--Pedro is so sweet! The house is lovely, and surrounding countryside is just gorgeous.

    June 2014
  • We had a very nice two night stay with Birgid and her sheep. She had a bananabread in the oven and happily shared it with us. We took a small walk up the hill to the sheep and witnessed a beautiful sunset. We had nice chats with her and she gave us tips of what to see on our trip. Everything was fine, nothing to complain.

    June 2014
  • We had the most wonderful stay with Brigid. The house is located in the valley and is a quiet, cozy accommodation. We kept delaying our arrival time and Brigid was unbelievably friendly about it and even had an amazing Irish breakfast ready for us the next morning. If you're planning on visiting Dingle, Brigid is in the perfect location - about 30 minutes drive and a wonderful tour of Connor pass away. Absolutely worth the visit!

    May 2014
  • All was perfect, very easy to find thanks to Brigid's indications. She welcomed us with a very tasty crumble and cooked us a delicious breakfast ! I would definitely recommend.

    May 2014
  • brigid was such a wonderful host!!!! we both felt so lucky to be invited into her home and she made sure to take great care of us. it's such a beautiful area and a lovely home. we were so happy to spend time talking and having tea with brigid. and of course meeting her sheep and especially pedro. what a wonderful stay :)

    May 2014
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    I really enjoyed Jenn and Myles, so nice and were like one of the family, Brigid

    May 2014
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An Irish woman, Born and reared here in the valley of Gleann na nGealt, near the lovely rural village of Camp in the Dingle Peninsula. loves nature, walking, outdoors, local historian with a knowledge of local history handed down through my late father, and loves archaeology, involved in local community, enjoys speaking the Irish language, proud of Irish culture and loves the old traditions and customs. We live on a hill sheepfarm in the family for generations. I enjoy meeting new people ! My son Liam helps out !!
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