About this listing
Come stay at Castle View House B&B where you will receive a warm and friendly Irish welcome from your hosts Patricia and Garrett, welcoming guests for over 23 years from all around the world! The rate includes full Irish or continental breakfast!
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Comfortable house in idyllic setting on a scenic Island (enter by bridge) facing historic Carrigafoyle Castle.
All rates include choice of Breakfast! Full Irish breakfasts, Continental breakfast or a custom breakfast etc. Guests choose the breakfast times and we can cater for early golfers!
Located along The Wild Atlantic Way! Ireland's first long distance tourist route which will stretch for about 1,400km from Donegal to West Cork starting in 2014. It will follow the coastline and will showcase the best views and experiences that Ireland's Atlantic coast has to offer!
We are located on a peaceful and quiet Island surrounded by wonderful Irish landscape and away from all the noise of towns and cities yet not far from many of Ireland's best sites including Carrigafoyle castle right beside us!
Fresh four course organic evening dinners also available with produce straight from our garden and farm. Something for every appetite with large portion sizes of delicious homecooked food! You can expect good Irish food here!
Guests will find much to do on Carrig Island where there are many unusual historic buildings such as an Napoleonic Coastal Artillery Battery and bombproof barrack, two ancient Irish Ring Forts, ancient Irish monastery with holy well.
Island walks all around the Island where you are free to come and go as you please with wonderful views of the Shannon.
Dolphin watching at the back of the Island along the shore, excellent angling, cycling trails and bird watching etc!
If you are a fan of history, nature and amazing views you will love exploring Carrig Island!
Facing historical Carrigafoyle Castle once one of the strongest Irish fortresses in the country, referred to as the Guardian of the Shannon because of its strategic command of the shipping lanes that supplied the trading city of Limerick.
It was built in 1490 by the Conor Liath O'Connor-Kerry of the O'Connor Clan who ruled north Kerry.
It is the only Gaelic Irish castle left in North Kerry, and out of 80 or so strongholds across Munster at one time it was deemed to be the most secure. An unusually wide spiral staircase of 104 steps leads to the battlements rising 26.4 meters which you can climb with many restored rooms and even a dungeon along the way up, with breathtaking views of the Shannon estuary and surrounding countryside. Opposite the castle is the medieval Church of Carrigafoyle which is built in the same style as the castle.
On the other side of the creek, the O’Connors also built the Friary of Lislaughtin in 1478, known locally as Lislaughtin Abbey (Lios Laichtin, meaning Lachtin's Dwelling). St Lachtin was the first to preach Christianity in the area. Two of the O'Connor chiefs are buried within its walls.
World famous Ballybunion Golf Course is only a short 12km drive away with its Cashen Course and Old Course, with Greenfee discounts available to guests for free by request!
It was founded in 1893 and is a top class links course considered one of the finest in the world, and host course to the Murphys Irish Open in 2000 and Palmer Cup in 2004.
In 2005 Ballybunion was ranked by Golf Digest as the seventh best course in the world outside the United States.
Traditional turf open fireplace and oil heated house.
All rooms en-suite with flat screen tv in room.
Beautiful large garden to relax in with many types of plants.
Widescreen HD tv with 600 channels in the guest lounge where you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee, and free wireless Broadband available!
Great base for touring the west of Ireland and right in the middle of some of the most famous sites in Ireland.
Located along The Wild Atlantic Way!
Tralee is only 40 minutes south and next after the Dingle peninsula and Ring of Kerry.
The city of Limerick is only a short drive east.
Clare with its Cliffs of Moher and the Burren is up north only a short 20 minute ferry or drive away.
Many things to do in Kerry such as Loop Head, Blennerville Windmill, Aqua Dome, Scattery Island, Crag Cave, Listowel Castle, Glin Castle, Ross Castle, The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Tralee Museum and countless more activities, events and festivals! All easily toured from our location! Free guide books and advice available to help you on your travels!
There are many different species of fish to be caught off Carrig Island. Fishing is good at all stages of the tide and is all year round. Fresh live bait and equipment can be obtained locally. Fish are very plentiful around the Island where the mighty river Shannon meets the Atlantic ocean so you are guaranteed a good catch rate!
We are near many entertainment venues and local village pubs where you can experience traditional Irish music and craic! Many beaches, parks and horse riding nearby.
Castle View House is only a short drive from Kerry airport or Shannon airport, and Tarbert-Killimer ferry.
Hosts can speak fluent French also!
We thank you for visiting our page and look forward to making your visit to Ireland a warm memorable experience!
About the Host, Patricia & Garrett
Owner of Castle View House B&B on Carrig Island, Ballylongford, Kerry, Ireland, welcoming guests for over 21 years!
We also farm on the Island and raise shorthorn beef cattle since 2008