On our doorstep at Parknasilla
The Irish name for the town “An tSnaidhm” translates into the English “The Knot”. There are several explanations as to why a “knot” would be relevant for this small Kerry village. First, and most obviously, the Sneem river flows through the village and it is said that a knot-like swirling takes place when the river meets the currents of Kenmare Bay in the estuary just below the village. Sneem village comprises 2 squares, North and South.
There is a bridge in the middle of the village which if looked at from an aerial perspective acts as a knot between the two village squares. A less common explanation is that Sneem is the knot in the famed Ring of Kerry scenic tourist drive. In order to complete the Ring of Kerry one must pass through the village of Sneem so therefore Sneem could be viewed as “the knot”.
Discover the best of South Kerry by exploring some of the highlights in the area.
SneemThe charming village of Sneem on the Iveragh PennisulaLearn More
Derrynane House & National ParkHome to Ireland's favourite son The Liberator Daniel O'ConnellLearn More
Derrynane BeachOne of the most glorious beaches in the worldLearn More
Valentia IslandRenowned as one of Ireland's best kept secretsLearn More
Dark Sky ExperienceIreland's first designated Dark Sky ExperienceLearn More
Skellig ExperienceA famous landmark centre renowned for its mercurial viewsLearn More
Ring of SkelligA Wild Atlantic Way experience like no otherLearn More
Skellig MichaelOne of the wonders of the worldLearn More
Skellig Six18 Whiskey DistilleryVisitor distillery experience located right on the CoastlineLearn More
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