CAMP VILLAGE 

This is a small village with general store, Post Office, telephone, petrol pump and Upper Camp with a store and two Bars with traditional music in season, lower camp has got another two bars. A short walk separates the two communities. A short drive from Camp takes one to the start of a posted walk on Caherconree a lofty Slieve Mish peak to an ancient stone fort, which is one of the highest, situated at 815 metres (2,713 feet), in Ireland.

Camp is in a beautiful scenic area near the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains and close to views of the sea, Brandon mountains, Tralee Bay, and Kerry Head. The Camp area is central to the Dingle Peninsula on either side, with close proximity to a number of good, safe, sandy beaches. Tralee is only 10 miles to the east; Dingle Town is only 20 miles to the west.

CASTLEGREGORY

The village of Castlegregory has a number of shops, including two Supermarkets with butchery, which will serve all one's needs. There are bars with nightly entertainment, folk singing. Discos are held in the local hall in the season ? it's your choice. It has a fine sandy beach, with car parking right beside it. There are restaurants in the area giving a varied selection of foods.

MAHAREES

The Maharees is just North of Castlegregory and is a sandy peninsula separating Tralee and Brandon Bays. There are a number of sandy beaches offering safe sea bathing. At the largest island of the group known as the Seven Hogs. The island contains the ruins of a small 6th. or 7th. Century monastic establishment, surrounded by a strong wall and including two oratories, three clochauns or beehive stone huts and three burial places. A sandy cove at the East end of the island provides a sheltered anchorage where visitors who make arrangements with the local fishermen can be put ashore. It will take about thirty minutes to walk around the islands shoreline, looking at the magnificent views of mountains, sea and sky.

DINGLE

Dingle is the most Westerly town in Europe at the far end of the Dingle Peninsula which is the most Northerly of the three hilly promontories stretching out into the broad Atlantic Ocean, bounded by Tralee Bay and Brandon Bay to the North, with Dingle Bay on its Southern side. One can approach Dingle by way of the Conor Pass, the road climbing up between the Stradbally mountains to the East and the Brandon mountain to the West, The Pass crosses the Peninsula from North to South and is a must for it's scenic beauty. At the summit 390 metres (1,300 ft.) one can stop and admire the sea in both directions. Continue through to Dingle with its many craft shops, its harbour and fishing fleet, its seafood restaurants, aquarium, cinema and of course Irish ballad singing in the many bars.

Continuing past Dingle takes one round a road cut into the side of the rocky cliffs around Slea Head. Here you are at close quarters to the wide Atlantic Ocean. Travelling this road, one can see the Blasket Island, inhabited until the 1950's when the islanders were removed because of the difficulties of survival. This is the last landfall before America.

TRALEE

Tralee is a thriving town, population 20,000. It has a racecourse, dog track. sports centre with pool and full facilities. Also an AQUADOME and Tralee Wetlands. Blennerville Windmill Complex and Steam train. Tralee town abounds with shops and supermarkets. It has the Siamsa Tire Theatre and a Multi Screen Cinema, a number of Discos and Night Clubs and lots of live music in the pubs. The rail line from Dublin ends at Tralec. The last week of August heralds the world famous international Rose of Tralee when the town takes on a carnival atmosphere with its circus, fain. street pedlars. musicians and bands giving music and dancing for all tastes, culminating in the choosing of the Rose of Tralec and its final parade of decorated floats.

KILLARNEY

The famous town of Killarney is under an hour's drive away. It is well worth a visit to Muckross House with its beautiful gardens situated beside its lakes and mountains. Here you can see the jaunting carts and perhaps take a ride or visit the Gap of Dunloe.

We are strategically placed for a day to be devoted to the world famous Ring of Kerry route that has some of the finest coastal scenery in Europe. But enough about the area - as there is so much to see and write about, you need only stay close to the site for a restful holiday. 

Take Nothing But Photographs, Leave Nothing But Footprints And Kill Nothing But Time. "

Activities

FISHING

Good brown trout fishing can be had in the mountain streams and lakes in the area. The sea angler is also catered for from the local beaches, which are renowned for their bass. In addition, deep-sea fishing by boat can be arranged from Fenit, Brandon and Dingle.

Fresh-water angling and deep-sea fishing are available in Camp. Lough Caum in Glannteenassig is open for rainbow trout fishing from June to October. Permits and boat hire are available locally. There is an annual sea-angling competition in September organised by Daly's Bar (066-7130125).

WATERSPORTS

The area is a mecca for windsurfing and surfing - we are only 10 minutes from the world renowned Brandon Bay. One of the worlds top windsurfing destinations.

Local beaches are clean, safe and sandy; ideal for family outings, sandcastle building, and swimming. Sandy Bay, six miles west of Camp, is world famous for wind surfing. Equipment for this and other water sports can be hired out locally and tuition is also available for the novice.

WALKING

The Brandon Massif and Slieve Mish Range is on our doorstep presenting you with some of Ireland's highest mountains. Walking here suits all ranges from scrambling and rock climbing to gentle valley and ridge walks.

The Dingle Way walking route (Slí Chorca Dhuibhne) stretches 50 km between Tralee and Dingle, following the old Dingle Road. The walk is divided naturally by the villages of Annascaul and Camp into three sections, each comfortably traversed in a day.

Ascending the clearly-marked trail to the summit of Caherconree, the climber can survey the whole of Munster, the Blasket Islands basking in Dingle Bay, and Loop Head jutting out into the vast Atlantic Ocean.

There are wonderful scenic forest walks to be enjoyed through Glannteenassig, a 20-acre forestry development 4 miles west of Camp. Miles of sandy beaches provide less demanding exercise.

Guided local history walks are available.

CYCLING

The area is very cyclist friendly with small lanes and little traffic. For mountain bikers there are many trails to explore. Cyclists will revel in the miles of quiet by-roads which can be explored.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Horses are available for hire by the hour or day from Hilltop Farm (066-7130262). Guides are available to help you discover scenic beach and mountain trails. Beginners are well catered for.

GOLF 

Castlegregory Golf and Fishing Club (066-7139444), three miles west of Camp, is an interesting nine-hole course, 2,920 yards long, with a par 34. The area is rich in flora and fauna and is home to the endangered natterjack toad.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gourmet cuising and bar food can be sampled in Ashe's Pub and Restaurant (066-7130133). Join in traditional music sessions or listen to the local lore and genial conversation in Daly's Bar (066-7130125) and Ashe's Pub (066-7130133) in the village, or at the Railway Bar (066-71330188) and the Junction Bar (066-7130120) at Camp Junction.