Gleann na nGealt, Sheep Farm Accom.

House - Private room · Camp, Kerry, Ireland

The Space

Double Room in Family Run Sheep Farm in West Kerry.

We are situated 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! And you could make us your base and tour around the Dingle Peninsula and see the sights!!

We are located near Camp Village with a choice of 4 pubs, 2 restaurants, a Supermarket and 2 churches. There are Traditional Music sessions in the pubs, spontaneous during the week and organised at weekends and if you are a musician yourself and you want a corner to start up 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 too in nearby Maharees and take a trip on a fishing boat! It can be organised too!

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! We can go along with you and show you the way or you can enjoy a quiet stroll, you won't get lost! Only the sheep for company!!

We can offer advice and provide maps of some good walking/hiking routes in the area as well as general advice on the region.

The bedroom is a double room with a view of the Hills behind the house. The Bathroom is located next to a toilet/ bathroom/shower.

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, Connor 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 boreen where Gleann na nGealt Sheepfarm is signposted. Drive in that boreen 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.

While 4.00 p.m. is down as check in time, we understand if you are traveling and you are delayed, so just 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)

Interaction with Guests

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

Other Things to Note

We will be delighted to cook you a full Irish Breakfast or a continental breakfast for an extra fee 5 euros per person. Complimentary Tea/Coffee and apple/rhubarb struddle or tart available on arrival and tea/coffee available. complimentaryduring your stay. If you wish to use the washing machine and dryer an extra E5 will be charged for electricity - washing powder is supplied.
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: $28 / night after the first guest
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We had an unforgettable time staying with Brigid and spending time with her and her adorable sheep! The room was cosy, Brigid makes wonderful coffee and bakes fabulous banana bread! There are great pubs in Camp and a visit to the beach at Camp, just a short drive from Brigid's, is a must. She is hospitable and helpful and I highly recommend a stay with her!

    April 2014
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    Thanks for the lovely review, I hope to see you again sometime ! brigid

  • What a lovely person Brigid is. She was so welcoming that I thought I'd known her my whole life. The house is lovely and in a very quiet spot, the bed super comfortable. Thank you Brigid for having me!

    April 2014
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    I really enjoyed your visit, Sylviane, glad you enjoyed your stay !

  • Authentic and great experience. Brigid is a great tour guide and is amazingly sweet. She greeted my mother and I warmly and engaged us in extremely pleasant conversation. Brigid has a very cool farm full of sheep and even archaeological sites! We enjoyed our stay.

    April 2014
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    Delighted you both enjoyed your stay, I enjoyed meeting you too !

  • Brigid and Liam were lovely hosts, kind funny and lovely to talk to. It was great hearing about Irish life and hearing their stories and (website hidden)! The location is beautiful with nice pubs handily placed nearby :) their home is warm and comfortable, a home away from home...we had a great sleep! Lots of lovely food and they even helped us plan our trip and gave us tips on routes and places to stay! I thoroughly recommend them as hosts! I hope the lambs continue to thrive! X

    March 2014
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    We really enjoyed having you too and were glad you were hapy with your stay

  • What to say ? IT was exactly what we were looking for: an authentic experience. You wake up with the sheeps next to the house, in a wonderful landscape. Brigid is so nice and interesting, and in her home we had the BEST Irish breakfast (I tried a lot of it during the trip, but it was far the best one !). ANd she knows and can advise you were to have a really good diner around as well !
    I really recommend her !!!

    March 2014
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    Thanks Anna and glad you enjoyed your stay !!

  • We had a wonderful stay with Brigid! I recommend giving yourself plenty of time to find her place while there is daylight, as I missed her turn into the valley because it wasn't easy to spot in the dark! Well worth the extra detour though! Brigid welcomed us with tea and apple crumble (amazing!) and for a very reasonable price she made us an enormous breakfast with homemade banana bread on top of everything else. I loved the bread so much that she was sweet enough to pack some up for me to take on the road, which was above and beyond! It was so nice hearing about her lifestyle on the sheep farm and how her family has been there for 8 generations. I even got to go visit her flock and feed her new lamb- the highlight of my morning (besides that banana bread of course!). Brigid was great company, very accommodating, and made us feel right at home in such a beautiful setting.

    February 2014
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    Thanks for the lovely review, Mary, hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Ireland
    Best wishes, Brigid

  • Brigid welcomed us very kindly with an excellent Appfelstrudel ! Brigid well advised us to see traditional music in a great pub. Her sheeps are lovely and the place is pretty nice. Thank you for your welcoming !

    January 2014
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    Hi Pauline, Thank you for your nice review, glad you enjoyed your stay, Best wishes, Brigid

  • My experience at Brigids was exactly what I hoped for! History, culture, serene and beautiful landscapes at your doorstep, and the adorable shops, delicious cafes, and seaside activities of Dingle are just a short bus ride away.

    This is a very special place...explore a fairy ring and taste water from the Well of the Mad if you wish :) Not only does Brigid know interesting historical facts, but she is a part of the place, brought up to respect and value it like the previous generations of her family. This doesn't just make for charming stories, but presents you with a genuine learning experience, if you are interested.

    On the other hand, I'd recommend Brigid's for travellers craving an active holiday also. I would love to return with more time over the summer and hike, and I'm sure cycling here would be a dream for those with better knees...

    Oh, and do try the breakfast...really if Brigid offers you anything to eat, accept it! She is a wonderful cook, and her banana bread lives up to its airbnb reputation. :)

    Five stars, highly recommended, especially for anyone who hopes to describe their vacation with words like 'quiet' and 'tranquil'. :) I really do love this place. Thank you, Brigid!

    December 2013
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    Thanks Shelly, I really enjoyed your stay too and be glad to see you return some day !! Best wishes, Brigid

  • Amazing hostess who did everything in her power to make sure we felt right at home! She greeting us our first evening with homemade cobbler and tea. When that Irish weather creeped up into our holiday, she lent us rainproof jumpers and boots so we could still go visit the sheep one morning (and made sure we could use a dryer for our clothes once we returned as well). Her breakfast was delicious, and worth the addition to your booking. Always willing to answer your questions with a smile, and so sweet to chat with. The room was basic, but clean and very comfortable. A true testament to Irish Hospitality!

    December 2013
    Brigid And Liam
    Response from Brigid And Liam:

    Thank you for the lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit Brigid and Liam

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    December 2013
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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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