Activities

There are lots of tourist attractions within walking distance of  Millfield self catering home, Gortamullin, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

The Kenmare heritage centre and tourist office feature an archaelogical background to the town along with a display on the effect of the Potato Famine and the emigration of Kenmare citizens. Tourist information is also available here.

Kenmare Lace & Design Centre contains a fascinating display of traditional local Kenmare Lace, originally designed by the Poor Clare Nuns in the 19th Century and is still made today.

Cromwell’s Bridge, the bridge was thought to have been built as a pedestrian crossing, visitors today are asked not to climb over it.

Kenmare Stone Circle is the largest stone circle in the south-west of Ireland and was built during the stone age for ritual and ceremonial purposes.

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Reenagross Park was developed by the Marquis of Lansdowne almost 200 years ago. It offers a multitude of flora and fauna along the Kenmare river and is a great location for a stroll.

Swimming Pool: Leisure facilities are available at ‘The Bay Health Club’ at Kenmare Bay Hotel, 300m from Millfield.

Other activities in Kenmare include:

Golf: There are two 18 Hole Local Golf Club in Kenmare. The kenmare Golf Club 1.5km from Millfield is located beside the Kenmare River and the other is located on the Ring of Kerry – Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club located 5km from Millfield holiday home. A Pitch-n-Putt 9 hole course is available at Faungorth Activity Centre, 10 minutes drive from Millfield.

Walking: Kenmare Walking Club. Organised walks and festivals. For the moderate walker there are many traditional and marked walking routes. Also an ideal base when walking on the Kerry Way Path, you can joing the path 1 minutes walk from Millfield. It is a long distance walking route around the highly spectacular peninsula with a large concentration of historical and archaeological sites en route. Also enjoy hill walking and rock climbing with Beara Outdoor Adventures.

Wildlife cruise: Explore Kenmare’s wildlife by boat using Seafari Ecotours at Kenmare pier. Cruising around the many islands in the bay’s sheltered waters and seeing the spectacular mountains, forests, islands and castles is an experience one does not forget. Sailing activities and additional details on the Kenmare Bay watersports can be found on www.kenmarebay.net. Visitors staying at Millfield Self Catering Holiday home will receive a 10% discount voucher for Boat Trips and Sailing activites taken at Star Outdoor Kenmare.

Fishing: For the fisherman who wants to leave the hustle and bustle of city life, fishing in Kenmare with its peaceful atmosphere is a dream to every fisherman. All types of fishing are available, Salmon, Trout, Sea Trout, Shore Fishing and Deep Sea Angling.

Horse riding: Kenmare offers one of the best environments in Europe for the equestrian lover. With first class Horse and Ponies available at local stables, there is an opportunity to explore the mountains and beaches of this scenic area. We recommend the Dromquinna riding stables a 5 minute drive from Millfield.

Thereis a children play area with climbing frames for young children located in Kenmare Town. Additional attractions include Bonane Heritage Park , Gleninchaquin Waterfalls and Molly Gallivan’s.

Other activities and attractions for Children indoor / outdoor

Name      Activity      Description     
Faungorth Activity Centre Activity Centre      The One Stop Family Fun Centre. Pitch-n-Putt, Driving Range, Tennis Courts ( Lawn & Hard ),Table Tennis and B.B.Q Facilities.5 minutes drive from Kenmare Town.    
Adopt a Sheep, Molls Gap, Kenmare Traditional Sheep Farm, Molls Gap, Killarney Road      The goal of Adopt a Sheep is to preserve the Irish heritage of mountain sheep, living in the scenic area ofMoll’s Gap on the Ring of Kerry in southwest Ireland. Learning about farming and see a sheepdogs demonstration.15 minutes drive from Millfield.    
Buddies Indoor Play Centre Indoor Play Area in Killarney, Co. Kerry      Come to Buddies and Relax in their Café, while your kids explore the exciting play centre. Open 7 days
Mon-Thurs & Sun 10-6pm Fri & Sat 10-8pm.     
Buddlies Bowling Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry Bowling, Tralee, Co. Kerry      Enjoy bowling in the full sized ten lane bowling alley.     
Play at Height, Adventure Centre Dingle Adventure Centre in Dingle, Co. Kerry      For older children and adults experience the outdoors with the ultimate in climbing, swinging, soaring, surfing, zipping and freefalling thrills.     
Crag Cave and Adventure Centre, Castleisland, Co. Kerry Underground Cave and adventure centre in Castleisland      Cave, Discovered in 1983 and thought to be over one million years old Crag Cave is a magical wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. It is an all weather visitor attraction and now also includes an indoor adventure centre,     
Toby World, Entertainment Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry Indoor Entertainment Centre, Tralee      Kerry’s Largest Indoor Family Entertainment Centre     
The Aqua Dome, Waterworld, Tralee, Co. Kerry Indoor Waterworld, Tralee, Co. Kerry      The Aqua Dome is one of Irelands Largest Indoor Waterworlds & Premier Tourist Attractions.     
The Kerry Bog Village and Museum, Killorglin, Co. Kerry Bog Museum,Killorglin, Co. Kerry    The Kerry Bog Village Museum, located on the beautiful ‘Ring of Kerry’, gives people an insight into how people lived and worked in Ireland in the 18th Century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe.     
Killarney Pet Farm, Killarney, Co. Kerry Indoor and outdoor pet farm, Killarney, Co. Kerry      All weather pet farm & playground, Irish Tourist Board approved pet farm located 5 miles from Killarney with pets from fur to feather ready to be cuddled, fed and admired.     
Killarney Cineplex, cinema Cinema in Killarney      The nearest Cinema is in Killarney showing all the latest released films.     
Muckross Traditional Farms Muckross House and gardens are open year round. There is also the traditional farms working farms recreate and portray the traditional farming methods, and way of life, of a typical local, rural community of the 1930s.     
Coolwood Wildlife Park, Killarney, Co. Kerry Wildlife Park and playground in Killarney      Coolwood is a 50 acre complex, with a 10 acres Wildlife Park and 40 acres of Wildlife Sanctuary. With an easily supervisedChildrens Playground and a delightful Coffee Shop.     
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