Monday, 9 January 2017

Sneem, county Kerry

Ireland is divided in 4 provinces Munster, Leinster, Ulster and Connacht which are made up of 32 counties. The Republic of Ireland has 26 counties and Northern Ireland counts 6. Together 32 counties. One of the counties is Kerry. It is one of the most beautiful counties on the west coast of Ireland.

One very popular tourist attraction in Kerry is the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is a route that shows you an impressive, dramatic landscape on the wild atlantic way and brings you to the most beautiful towns and villages.

One village to which I am very attracted is Sneem. Sneem is halfway Caherdaniel and Kenmare. This small village with his colourful houses and many lovely shops, pubs and restaurants attracts many many tourists. There are several hotels and bed & breakfast accomodation. One hotel I can especially recommend is Sneem Hotel. They have been chosen as one of fourteen of the most stunning hotel views in Ireland.

Sneem is situated on the Iveragh Peninsula. The Gaelic name is An tSnaidhm and is translated as the knot. This is thought to refer to the river Sneem that swirls, knot-like, into Kenmare Bay. For that reason Sneem is nicknamed "The knot in the Ring of Kerry".


  1. Great to read it. On holidays now but next week I am going to read it all