Your Kerry tour would not be complete without trying your hand at fishing and Sneem is well-known for good fishing, both sea fishing and freshwater fishing. There are fishing supplies and information available in the village. Salmon, sea trout, shark and deep-sea fishing are popular in the area. Kenmare Bay is ideal for watersports and there is tutoring and equipment available for sea-kayaking, windsurfing, diving and sailing. There is a 12 hole golf club at the foot of the Parknasilla Hotel.

Sneem is a small village situated on the southern end of the Iveragh Peninsula. It is one of the villages you will pass through will touring the famous Ring of Kerry scenic drive. Sneem has lots of interesting shops, a wonderful selection of traditional Irish pubs with regular live music, restaurants, and cafés. Sneem is home to various artist and offers some craftshops and galleries for you to enjoy and browse during your visit. If you are looking for accommodation in the area there is a camping site, hostel, B&Bs, self-catering cottages and hotels.

A great way to see the scenery is to go horse riding or pony trekking. Cycling and walking are other ways of exploring the wonderful views in and around Sneem. There are several loop walks available around Sneem as well as a very pleasant river walk. To take in the majesty of Kenmare Bay go on a sea safari. There are some great beaches in the area, from White Strand to Carrolls Cove and Derrynane. Situated on the Sneem Pier Road a short walk from the village is the beautiful Garden of the Senses.



Sneem has a wide range of quality accommodation to suit all budgets, ranging from hotels and bed & breakfasts to hostels and self catering accommodation. Sneem has a nice variety of pubs which are well worth a visit on a warm summers evening or a cold winters one!.

For diners there are a selection of restaurants

Sneem also boasts some lovely sculptures that are dotted around the village. From a panda sculpture donated by the Peoples Republic of China, to a sculpture of the goddess Isses donated by the people of Egypt.

There are some great festivals to be enjoyed in Sneem throughout the year, from the active Sneem Walking Festival (October), JFK 50 mile Challenge (May) and Sneem Triathlon (June) to the more leisurely International Storytelling and Folklore Festival (November), Beer Festival (August) and the Family Festival (July).

Three miles from Sneem you will see the impressive and very well preserved Staigue Fort. The walls are up to 5 m high, 4m thick and 27.4m in diameter. The Staigue Fort Exhibition Centre will appeal to both young and old. The centre is opened daily from Easter weekend to the end of September.

Blueberry Hill Farm is an open farm offering workshops in beehive building, basket making to blacksmithing. Families can step back in time and experience the pleasures of farm-life as it used to be: hand-milking, collecting eggs, making butter, feeding and caring for many different animals. From nearby Derrynane & Portmagee you can take a boat to the Skellig Islands, which is a World Heritage Site.