Activities in Ballyferriter Locality
Amazing walks from doorstep
Local Village of Ballyferriter
This lively village is 2.5 km from Cottage.
Ballyferriter is renowned for good food, , lively music sessions and great pubs. It also has well stocked shop.
Has 3 gastro pubs and a hotel called Ceann Sibéal Hotel
Ceann Sibéal Hotel
3 generations of French musicians playing Irish music
Wellll stocked shop in Ballyferriter
O Cathain’s Pub, Ballyferriter
Tigh an tSaorsaigh Pub , Ballyferriter
Visit Blasket Islands by ferry
Take a short drive from Le Cheile to the ferry.
There are 6 islands called the Blasket Island. Uninhabitied now since 1954. In the 1920’s and 1930’s the Bl;asket Island writers produced books which are regarded as classics in world litreature. On the trip you might be lucky enough to spot whales and dolphins. The Blasket island has a large colony of seals.
Visit the Great Blasket by ferry
Seals on Grreat Blasket
Short drive to Blasket Island Interpretative Centre
Looking out on to the Blasket islands, this Centre tells the fascinating story of the inhabitants, their history and culture.
Cycle /walk/drive around beautiful Slea Head from Cottage
Walk to Dingle Golf Links from Le Cheile self catering cottage (10 mins by foot)
Walk to Star Wars film location from Le Cheile Seaside Cottage
In 2016 Ceann Sibéal became the location for part of the Star Wars movie Last Jedi.. Ceann Sibeal is a well known scenic headland on the Dingle Peninsula in South West Ireland. It is also now the Star Wars Episode VIII location of the old Jedi temple where Luke begins Rey’s training in the ways of the force. The rugged coastline and dramatic scenery set the scene as ocean world Ahch-To.
There are a range of activities available in an around Ballyferriter, apart from the obvious swimming, walking, beach lounging and general discovery of the beauty of the area. The Ceann Sibeal Golf Course is a much sought after “links” course situated between the vast Atlantic and Smerick Harbour, with views of the Blasket Islands.
Cycling has become very popular of late, and apart from a jaunt around the spectacular Slea Head, there are a mosaic of country roads on the peninsula that can be taken to give a circular route of your chosing, taking in beautiful coast and mountain. Along Slea Head, there is one of the best examples of Ireland’s old field system enclosed in a Labyrinth of ancient stone walls.
Horse riding occurs on Beal Ban beach and this can be booked locally – enquire at nearby the nearby “Old Barn Gallery”.
Fishing can be done from land, with Beal Ban being very popular with beach fishermen. Sea fishing can be arranged from Ballydavid Harbour – enquire at TPs.
The Blasket Islands Centre is well worth a visit. This depicts the life and rich culture of these islands which were evacutated in the mid 20th century. It shows the resiliance and interconectedness of the inhabitants who remarkable produced a wealth of oral and written masterpieces. If the weather is good enough, you can not beat a trip to the Great Blasket and possibly beyond. On this trip you are likely to see seals and quite possibly dolphin and minke whale. There is the opportunity to take a 2 hour hike around the Great Blasket or you can just saunter around the old village near the docking point, or you can just