The picturesque village of Sneem is located on the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most spectacular and renowned mountain route that snakes along 112 miles (180 kilometers) around the Iveragh Peninsula. Sneem is a perfect gem that has not yet been discovered by the traveling “masses.”  Sneem is the place to go if you enjoy peace and quiet, superb scenery and hearty walks in the countryside.  

A must-see attraction is St. Michael’s Church, a lovely site that features a statue of Isis outside and a public art display of three stone pyramids.

Sneem is also a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts.  Everything from horseback riding and windsurfing to golfing and sailing are popular recreational activities. Sea kayaking, especially, is very popular at such magical places as nearby Oysterbed and Parknasilla Islands.  An abundant variety of marine life and birds provides unparalleled scenery and ideal conditions for the kayaker and other lovers of the outdoors.

Sneem has a variety of lodgings for overnight visitors.  Parknasilla Great Southern Hotel, one of the top hotels in the area, is located two miles from the village and offers panoramic views of Kenmare Bay.  For the budget-conscious, there are a number of cozy B&Bs in the village and surrounding areas.    

Because of its location along the famous Ring of Kerry, Sneem provides an ideal base for exploring the Kingdom of Kerry or West Cork. While in Sneem, visit the nearby town of Kenmare, which is a heritage site and well worth a visit.  There are lots of great restaurants such as Packies and Mulcahys. Also, treat yourself to a visit to the Park Hotel Kenmare for a night or a cocktail.

If traveling from Dublin, Kenmare is about a five-hour drive, and Sneem is just beyond that.  Both towns are in a beautiful part of Ireland.  A detour to the Rock of Cashel on the way is well worth the visit.

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