Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | January 20, 2014

Guest comments for 2013

We are really pleased to be welcoming back guests to Millfield Self Catering Holiday home during 2014, 6 repeat bookings so far this year.

Here is a selection of comments left in our guest book over the past year:

“We thank you for your warm welcome and terrific house that served as a base for our trip to this magical place.” O’Sullivan family, USA, December 2013

”Our third visit to this house and will be back in 2014. Best restaurant is Packies.” Mr and Mrs Burke, France, November 2013

“What a wonderful, friendly country. We will definitely tell our family and friends what a lovely, comfortable house you have Gail.” Mr and Mrs Wheelahan, Australia, October 2013

“Thank you for such a lovely stay, we love it here and we will be back again.” Mr and Mrs Lobb, Canada, September 2013

“This is our 5th and the consensus is that this is by far the best property. Well done Gail and thank you!” Mr and Mrs Wallace, UK, August 2013

“A real extraordinary stay and a very warm welcome, wonderful weather.” Mr and Mrs Bloch, Germany, June 2013

“Thanks Gail, you have a lovely home and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Kenmare and all that Ireland has to offer, stunning sights. Thanks for the helpful tips.” Mr and Mrs Murphy, USA, May 2013

“Thanks Gail for making our holiday so special, great welcome, house spotless and lovely open fire.” Jill Smith, England, March 2013

“Amazing trip. Beautiful house, great sights.” Danny O’Shea, Canada, February 2013

“Our 3rd we’ll be back as we love it so much.” Colin and Nicky, England, January 2013

We also thank guests who have written reviews for Millfield Self Catering Holiday Home on Tripadvisor.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2014. So what are you waiting for, come and discover Ireland.

Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | September 15, 2013

Kenmare Events taking place in 2013

The kenmare Chamber of Commerce & Tourism have produced a very good guide to promote Kenmare festivals and events taking place in 2013.

We are really excited about the Gathering as throughout 2013, Ireland will open its arms to friends and family from all over the world, inviting them home to locally organised gatherings in villages, towns and cities. The community of Kenmare have been working hard to create a varied programme of events. Following are some of the key dates for your diary:

March 28th & 29th: Commemoration of history memorabilia 1916-1922. An Antique Road Show style valuation takes place at Dromquinna Manor and includes movies, drama and exhibition.

April 5th – 7th: Feile Neidin Traditional Irish music all weekend in Kenmare’s bars, streets and restaurants.

June 1st – 3rd: Kilgarvan Music Festival, experience a mix of live concerts, set dancing classes and free music workshops.

June 10th – 16th: O’ Sullivan Gathering in Sneem. The O’ Sullivan clan come together to experience fun and laughter.

June 20th – 23rd: Gathering by the Sheen – Bonane. Celebrate a weekend of welcomes, reunions, adventure, story telling by the fire and more in Bonane.

The Homecoming traditionl night at Molly Gallivan's, Bonane

Produce on sale at Kenmare Farmers Market

Produce on sale at Kenmare Farmers Market

July 12th – 14th: Kenmare Food Carnival returns with a carnival style three day event. Enjoy cookery demonstrations, workshops and sample fine quality food.

Aug 31st – Sept 2nd: Gangs of New York Festival. This festival celebrates triumph over adversity for the descendants of those who left kenmare and survived the famine and turbulent times in the five Points of Manhattan to succeed in American life.

Millfield Self Catering Holiday home is available from 10th August to 31st August. Our welcome pack includes a bottle of wine, chocolate cake, farm fresh eggs, local brown bread, chocolates, 2 baskets of wood for the open fire in the sitting room. We wishing you a happy holiday in Kenmare.

Please contact Gail O’ Sullivan, for more details or to check availability.

Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | February 17, 2013

€330 per week February to March 2013 & events

If you are planning to visit Kenmare in 2013  you’ll find a warm welcome at Millfield Self Catering Holiday Home.

Following are events taking place in Kerry during February and March and all within driving distance of Millfield Self Catering Holiday Home:

  • Ballybunion Angling Show and Marine Week-end, 23rd-25th March
  • Dingle Walking Festival, 18th-19th February
  • Tralee International Marathon, March 16th
  • Valentia Island Triathlon, 12th March
  • Dingle Film Festival, 15th-18th March

Millfield is available for holiday let at a special offer rate of €330 per week between February and March 2013. We will also supply you with eggs, soda bread, bottle of wine, chocolates, cake and 2 baskets of wood as part of your welcome pack.

We are also running a special offer May 19th to 24th 5 days €300.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year 2013.

Please contact Gail O’ Sullivan, for more details.

Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | July 29, 2012

September Events in Kenmare

Kenmare is a popular destination  for retired couples who like to holiday when the children have returned to school. The weather in September is still warm. You can enjoy touring the coast roads during the day and relax by listening to live traditional music in the local pubs in the evening. There are also lots of top restaurants in Kenmare to choose from if you would like to take a break from self catering.

The Lost Sheep Half Iron Triathlon Kenmare 2012

Lost Sheep Half Iron Triathlon Kenmare 2012 is the toughest middle distance races on the triathlon circuit. The event starts on 8th September Start Time is 8.00am. It takes place on quiet country roads close to the picturesque town of Kenmare. This year’s Race is the qualification race for the World Long Distance Championships Belfort, France 2013.

If you are planning to book a last minute holiday in Kenmare week beginning 1st September you’ll find a warm welcome at Millfield Kenmare Self Catering Holiday Home. Millfield is available for holiday let 1st to 14th September due to last minute cancellation. We will also supply you with fresh farm eggs, soda bread, bottle of wine, chocolates, cake and 2 baskets of wood as part of your welcome pack.

For bookings and to find out more information please contact Gail O’ Sullivan by email or visit Millfield Self Catering Holiday Home Kenmare website

Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | July 2, 2012

Kenmare Food Carnival 13th-15th July

Kenmare, Co. Kerry, will host its first ever Food Carnival starting 13th July. It will showcase all the delicious food Kenmare has to offer from local producers, local award winning restaurants & delis and bakeries. The main event sponsor is Jams Bakery, Deli and Shop and will be opened by Francis Brennan in the Square at 7pm. There is a full programme of events  scheduled through-out the three days, hightlights include:

13th July

6pm The Truly Scrumptious ‘Carnival’ Parade

14th July

10am – 5pm Artisan Food Market

10am till late Food Art Exhibition all day

10am – 4pm Meet the local producers

Produce on sale at Kenmare Farmers Market

Produce on sale at Kenmare Farmers Market

10am – 5pm Cookery Demonstration Theatre at Pobail Schoil Inbhear Sceine

10am – 5pm Food Forums, Lectures and Debates at Pobail Schoil Inbhear Sceine.

15th July

Gardening and Growing workshop for adults and children with Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School, at the Adult Education Centre, Bell Heights, Kenmare.

Market Stall at Kenmare Farmers Market

Market Stall at Kenmare Farmers Market

Visit for a copy of the Food Carnival Brochure.

Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | May 25, 2012

Kerry Festival Events in June

The festival season gets underway this month and there are no shortage of exciting events for you to attend and enjoy.

2nd – 3rd June 2012

The Kenmare Walking Weekend returns during the June Bank Holiday weekend. Family walks are planned in addition to a range of A and B graded  in Gleninchiquinn and Bonane for the more experienced walker.

30th – 3rd June

Listowel 41st Writer’s Week Festival. Listowel is acclaimed nationally and internationally as a place of literary excellence.

1st – 4th June

Irish Bike Festival in Killarney, Co. Kerry.  In excess of 30,000 visitors from around the world will converge on Killarney for the 6th Ireland Bike Fest Killarney 2012 which promises to be bigger and better than ever – a must-attend event.

For Irish Music love make your way to Milltown, Co. Kerry for the World Bodhran Championships.

9th June

Dingle Adventure Races, a one day Multi Activity Adventure Race consisting of Bike, Hike, Run and Kayak. The 30 mile/ 48km course will take you to some of the gems of the Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

15th – 17th June

Tralee Garden Festival, with bands and lot of activities for families. Is hosted in the spectacular surroundings of Tralee Town Park and rose garden.

21st – 24th June

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarra is an annual festival of Irish traditional music, song and dance returning to Ballybunion, Co. Kerry after 50 Years.

Why not book a self catering  holiday at Millfield in Kenmare and enjoy the best festivals and entertainment that Co. Kerry has to offer.

Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | April 8, 2012

Events in Kenmare over Easter Holidays & Special Offer

If you are planning to visit Kenmare, Co. Kerry, in April, we have listed some of the events taking place in our historic market town:

Easter Egg hunt

Easter Egg hunt

Kenmare Easter Walking Festival

Sunday 8th April walking to Mangerton from Kilgarvan and 15th April Mullaghanish, Sunday 22nd April Caherbarnagh and 29th April Camping Caherciveen. Check out the Kenmare Walking website for more details or email them at

Sunday 8th April

Easter Sunday Family Egg Hunt at Reennagross park near Kenmare Pier, 1.30 pm sharp. Entry fee €5 per family. In aid of Kenmare Tidy Towns.

Jack and Jill Run Kenmare Saturday 28th April

This is a charity fundraiser , organized by Kenmare Tri. The Jack and Jill Kenmare Run is a family friendly event and kids, buggies, grannies and doggies (on a lead) are welcome. The run an annual event, is a 10-kilometre charity run or walk in the surroundings of Kenmare town. It starts in the town centre, and heads north.  You can enjoy a great view of the town and Kenmare Bay from the top.

‘Monies’ raised in at the 2011 event were donated to The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation and Kenmare Branch Kerry Mental Health.

If you are planning to visit Kenmare in April, you can enjoy a ‘home from home’ experience while staying at Millfield.

**** Special offer  14th April to 21st April €300 & 30th June to 4th July 2012 for €340 ****

Please contact Gail O’ Sullivan or view Millfield’s self catering holiday home prices for 2012 for more details.

Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | November 13, 2011

Photos taken by Jessica K. Price

A picture can speak a thousand words!

Jessica K. Price and her family stayed at Millfield Holiday Home Kenmare during the month of October 2011. Jessica had a wonderful time in Kenmare and she took the opportunity to take fantastic images of Kenmare and the surrounding countryside. The photos are so good we have uploaded a sample of them to share with you.

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Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | November 8, 2011

Customer feedback for Millfield Kenmare

We are very pleased and proud to receive great comments, positive feedback and recommendations from all our visitors who stayed at Millfield self catering holiday home in Kenmare, Co. Kerry during 2011. Some have returned for a second time.

Thank you to our guests who have posted comments on Trip Advisor for Millfield Kenmare .

Following is a short selection of comments and recommendations from our Guests:

“Best kitted out house we ever stayed in. Spotless.” Stewart and Mary, Cork, November 2011

“Perfect house, wonderful welcome and beautiful area. This house exceeded our expectations. We will return.”
Price family. Marriottsville, MD USA. October 2011

“Arrived to a warm Irish welcome and left with a treasure of Memories.” Roger and Amanda, Cornwall, October 2011

“Return visit. Just as good as last year. Great house, fabulous base for seeing a wonderful area.”
Steven and Anne Cox, Leicestershire,England, August 2011

“What a glorious few days we’ve had, from your welcome Gail to this lovely house, to the people, the beautiful country with such incredible scenery. Michael O’Brien and his awesome Irish music has captured our hearts. We take all these memories with us and can’t wait to return again.”
Philips/Lewis, South Wales, March 2011

Posted by: kenmareselfcatering | October 10, 2011

Fair Day in Kenmare 15th August

The 15th August is always a popular fair day in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. It is the one day in the year when farmers and animal owners can bring their cattle, horses, chickens, sheep and trade them in the streets. There are multiple stall holders selling their wears and the whole town is full of colour and festive cheers. Here is a collection of some of the photos we took on the August 15th 2011.

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