Waterville is a paradise for the golfer, angler, hill walker, archaeologist, historian, artist and photographer.


Waterville has long been a Mecca for the discerning golfers and now the new Skellig Bay Golf Club which opened in Spring 2006 will ensure that Waterville is a "must play" destination for Golf enthusiasts the world over.
"Skellig Bay is full of beautiful Golf holes built in the traditional design that advocates visibility fairness and enjoyment and is certain to complement its nearby links neighbour with a contrasting challenge" Dermot Gilleece Golf correspondent.


With the South Coast of Kerry offering such varieties as Cod, Shark, Skate and Ray, these waters are a dream to any fisherman. The area provides unique opportunities for shore fishing and sheltered waters for small boats. Waterville's Lough Currane has a world reputation for its sea trout and salmon angling. Ghillies and boats available for hire. Maps and information is also available locally.

Horse Riding

Spend a few hours riding through the local landscape and on sandy beaches or go trekking up the mountains, in the countryside or woodlands. Well equiped Equestrian Centres and Stables are situated in the area specialising in treks to the local beaches and other scenic areas of interest.


Cycling is perhaps the best way to explore the region at a leisurely pace, where the cyclist can stop and view the amazing scenery that the Kerry countryside has to offer. Bicycles can be hired locally along with information on several routes.

Water Sports

There are several water sports centers in the area incorporating tuition and equipment rental together with scuba-diving, canoeing, water skiing, windsurfing and sailing. The area is surrounded by safe and beautiful swimming havens where people can go to escape the pressures of life and enter the adventurous world of watersports.


If you enjoy walking or mountain climbing, a `must do` when visiting Kerry is an exploration of the Kerry Way, Ireland's most spectacular long-distanced walk. The hills and mountains offer panoramic views for any visitor. The Walking Festivals in the area also offer the choice of challenging or leisurely walks along old roads and mountain paths. Maps, guides and information available locally.

Waterville Craft Market

This is a unique and extensive visitor attraction - a showcase for Irish craft and design. Oficially acknowledged by craft workers throughout the country as one of Irelands most outstanding outlets, a special place to visit.



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