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Things to do and see in Sneem

St. Michael’s Church

Built in 1865, this Roman Catholic Church contains the grave of Father Michael Walsh, parish priest of Sneem from 1828 to 1866, who was the original Father O’Flynn of the celebrated song.

Church of the Transfiguration

This church was built in 1810 and displays a salmon as a weather cock above its tower-like exterior.

Sculpture Park

Visit the unique outdoor display of international sculpture in the Sculpture Park. The exhibits include the Peaceful Panda (China) – a White Marble Panda, Arbor Chalybeia Immaculata (Israel) – a stainless steel tree sculpture, The Angry Christ (Singapore), the Goddess Isis (Egypt) and monuments to General de Gaulle, Cearbhail O’Dálaigh (former Irish president) and Steve Casey (the wrestler).

The Garden of the Senses

The garden was developed for the visually impaired, but is enjoyed by all that visit it. There is also a barbeque area and a riverside wildlife trail which combine to create a fascinating walkway, which will thrill nature lovers.

Coral Beach

Enjoy the attractive coral beach located beside Gleeskpier. This is one of only two coral beaches in Ireland.

The Pyramids

Explore the pyramids of Sneem. The “pyramids” wereinspired by the beehive huts of Skellig Michael and the Staigue Fort.


Oysterbed is an ideal location for sail-boarding and waterskiing. Safe swimming havens are located at White Strand, Sliver Strand and Glenbeg.

Sneem Geo-Park

Visit the Geo Park and learn about the fascinating geological events that transformed the landscape over centuries. Tel. 064 45700 Kerry Alternative Technology Gortayowen, Sneem. The centre is located on a 40 acre farm beyond Sneem. www.kerryat.com or Tel. 064 45563