Looped walk | 6.49 km | Co. Kerry | Moderate walk |
The little mountain village of Annascaul on the Dingle Peninsula echoes of mythical legends and modern day heroes. It was in these lonely hills that the fabled celtic warrior CuChulainn fought and killed the mythical warrior Feirdia to win the love of the beautiful Scail. However, she did not return his love as she remained true to Feirdia and Scail drowned herself in the river – after which the village is named, Annascaul. Tom Crean, the Antarctic explored who accompanied Ernest Shackleton, was born here. Upon his return to Kerry from his travels he settled in the village and open the ‘South Pole Inn’. A modern day hero, his memory is still very much alive among the people who live here. Enjoy walking the Brackloon rigde with its trio of 300m peaks and magnificent views of the Slieve Mish mountains, the Com Dubh river system, majestic Dingle bay and the never ending Inch strand. Check out www.oldanchorinn.com for a great B&B in the heart of the village.
We serve breakfast each morning from 8am - 9.30 am. Choose from our breakfast menu our full Annascaul Breakfast, Home made pancakes or healthy porridge. All our breakfast meat comes from Annascauls very own Butchers, Ashes, with their award winning Black and White pudding and tasty sausages and bacon. Out eggs come from Lispole, a village only a few miles away. Along with this we have a selection of yoghurt, fresh fruit, orange & cranberry juice & Larkin's health brown bread.
"St Patrick's Day 2014 #IrelandInspires" is an animated postcard showcasing Ireland's strengths and highlighting the qualities that make this country a great place to be.
If you're proud to be Irish make sure you share this video! #IrelandInspires
It will be played for audiences gathering at Irish Embassy events across the globe this St Patrick's Day (17 March 2014) and is tailored to appeal to visitors, investors and those attracted to the type of energy, creativity and potential which this nation can offer.
"St. Patrick's Day 2014 #Ireland Inspires" was developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland and Fáilte Ireland to celebrate Ireland's national day.
This video is a bit long but it is well worth your time so maybe save it for your lunch break. Shot recently by two Canadian tourists while they spent three weeks here, and posted on Reddit Ireland last night, it makes this little place feel very big indeed.
The pair travelled all around the country so this clip covers most of the things you’d expect to see, like the Guinness Storehouse, Cliffs of Moher, Rock of Cashel etc… but the rather excellent editing, and great music, makes the old, familiar places look great.
With lots of pictures of all the food, drinks, and sheep, they encountered during their stay, as well as a few funny moments, it certainly should encourage a few more tourists to come here, and a few more of us to pack up the car and see the sights ourselves.
Annascaul is at the heart of the Dingle Peninsula and is a walkers paradise. Within a 20 minute drive of the village there are ten 750 meter with spectacular steep gorges, awesome cliff faces and wonderful scenery
Inch beach is a mere 5 minute drive, the mystical beauty of Com Dubh nestles in our mountains and the history and adventuring of Tom Crean, William Hussey and Mary O Donnell and many others seeps out of every crag, headland and ruin in our parish.
Annascaul village offers you wonderful craic and friendship in ours pubs, food-houses, B&B’s and hostels. Enjoy our walks, marked loops and hospitality during our walking weekend or at any other time during the year.
Cumhacht na sléibhte agus na Farraigí libh