Overlooking Derrynane Bay, the charming and secluded village of Caherdaniel is situated on perhaps the most beautiful part of the Ring of Kerry. The view from the main road, the N70, is one of golden beaches and small islands nestling in a turquoise sea. To the rear, the village is sheltered by undulating mountains, once mined for copper, reaching towards the sky. Just 1 mile away is Derrynane beach, house and gardens. The house was the home of Daniel O'Connell, famed in Ireland as "The Liberator" (1775 - 1847), who won Catholic representation in Parliament in 1829. The house is now a museum and contains many of his personal belongings, as well as his famed Triumphant Carriage.
A diving and sailing school is located at Derrynane Harbour. The area is a walkers paradise with a long walking trail, The Kerry Way, to the north of the village and many other shorter routes along seashore and old paths. There is an Equestrian Centre in the village, offering tuition from qualified instructors, with horses and ponies to suit all levels. There is a wide choice of water sports available, including, waterskiing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, diving, surfing and wakeboarding. In the village there are two pubs and one restaurant, serving excellent fresh fish. Close to the Kerry Way, lie the remains of a stone fort. Named "Caher" archaeologists date the fort to 600 B.C.
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Beaches - Derrynane beach is a stretch of sublime white sand with Blue Flag accreditation. If the sun becomes too much then shade can be found in the park behind the beach. Castlecove, with its beautiful beach and coves, has the only beach bar with a restaurant in Ireland, very convenient. Again the beach at Caherdaniel is majestic, one of Irelands finest beaches, tranquil and clean. Any visitor will be spoilt for choice.
Derrynane National Historic Park & House - ancestoral home of Daniel O'Connell, "The Liberator", a 19th century politician who campaigned for Irish emancipation and championed the cause of the Irish in the British Parliament. Open to the public in the summer months, the house and grounds are well worth a visit.
The Ogham Stone - near Caherdaniel, displays an example of ancient Celtic Ogham text. The text consists of straight parallel and angled lines carved into a standing stone.
Staigue Fort - the remains of a stone fort built about 2600 years ago. It is located near Castlecove.