Ventry, on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, is a popular with tourists due to its fantastic scenery and a long sandy beach. Stretching 5 miles it's one of the most attractive and safest beaches on the west coast of Ireland. On this blue flag beach you can enjoy swimming, wind-surfing, canoeing, diving and horse-riding. During the summer you can catch the Ventry regatta on the third Sunday in July, it has beach art competition and lots of family fun.
Ventry is in the Gaeltacht meaning the primary language is Irish. The local church Naomh Caitriona holds mass in Irish. Located on the coast Ventry was once the main port for the Dingle Peninsula, it is now used for sailing and fishing boats.
Of archaeological interest are ruins if Dunbeg an Iron Age promontory fort, beehive houses and Rahinnane Castle. The Celtic and Prehistoric Museum houses an intact Woolly Mammoth skull, with its tusks still attached, the only complete dinosaur skeleton (of a baby dinosaur), a large nest of dinosaur eggs and a cave bear skeleton. It has large collection of artefacts, dating from 500 million years ago until the middle ages.
Ventry has a wide range of quality accommodation to suit all budgets, ranging from hotels and bed & breakfasts to hostels and self catering accommodation. Ventry 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 restaurantsKerry is passionate about its football, the well-known footballer Páidi Ó Sé's pub Árd a'Bhothair is well worth a visit on your Kerry tour for sport enthusiasts.