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A unique traditional stone cottage B&B


     Experience the beauty of West Kerry

Our west Kerry location is in Dun Chaoin (Dunquin) on the Dingle Way 
Walking route. We are on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, in the heart of 
the Gaeltacht, overlooking the Blasket islands along the Wild Atlantic 
Way. A setting of natural beauty where green hills dotted with wildflowers 
and ancient stone beehives curve to dramatic cliffs that meet the sea.
 From the dawns over the mountains to the spectacular sunsets in the
 western sky, both landscape and seascape are bathed in veils of supple
 and ever-changing colour and light. This peninsula with its dramatic 
scenery, islands, hills and rich flora and fauna is heaven on a sunny day.

For night time enthusiasts, the International Dark-Sky Association has designated West Kerry as a star gazing reserve, the first in Ireland. For the photography buffs, the Dingle Peninsula has been named the best scenic location in the world by an international professional photographers group.

The peninsula is now recognizable as the opening sequence for Star Wars, The Last Jedi was shot near here.

​Local walks

Mapped out easy local walks are available to guests. These short walks are popular with guests who are taking a break from the car. 

The Blasket Island Heritage Centre

Taking time out to visit the centre is to take a step back in time. The visitor can view life as it was on this remote island before it’s evacuation in 1954. Famous for visiting Irish language scholars who came to study the language in its purest form. In the early part of the twentieth century they encouraged  the islanders such as Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Muiris Ó Suilleabháin, and the great folklorist Peig Sayers to record and write about their way of life and traditions. 

Archeological Sites

The Dingle peninsula was a cradle of early Christianity in the fifth to eighth century and has over 60 sites.

   Dun Chaoin medieval church and graveyard
​Located behind the current parish church, a few archeological remains of the 13th to 16th church can be seen. The adjacent graveyard has been the resting place for many into the 20th century including Tomas O Criomhthain.

   Kilmalkedar Church
12th century Romanesque church with a standing ogham stone nearby. This is the beginning of the Saints Road, the traditional approach to Mt. Brandon, and is now part of the Dingle Way Walking route.

   Riasc Monastic Settlement
An excavated site of an early Christian settlement featuring an oven kiln,cemetery and pillar with Celtic designs.

   Gallarus Oratory
An early ecclesiastical site dating from the 5th century, about a mile from Kilmalkedar Church. A simple dry-stone oratory shaped like a upturned boat .

  Musaem Chorca Dhuibhne, Ballyferriter

More information about the history and achaeology of the area can be obtained here.  The museum has a number of artifacts and is open from 10:00 to 5:00 daily.

Trips To The Island/ Eco Trips 

The boats leave Dun Chaoin/Ventry harbour daily during the summer months (weather permitting).

Our 18th century 3 bedroom cottage is unique. It is a self contained little house with 2 double bedrooms and a twin room. A lounge downstairs allows the guests to make tea/coffee anytime while relaxing in front of a cosy fire. In keeping with modern times, it has central heating and  wi-fi which is free to guests. More than a bed and breakfast, when you book, guests can request  to have the cottage to themselves.
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Stone Cottage Bed and Breakfast