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Fenit, from the Irish meaning “The Wild Place”, is a village just outside the town of Tralee in County Kerry, sitting on the edge of Tralee Bay.

There is a lovely walk around the bay by Fenit Island and along the Blue Flag beach, while swimming is also popular in the beautiful clear waters of the bay.

Saint Brendan, the navigator, was born in the area is now Fenit harbour around 484, with a large bronze monument in his honour standing in the harbour area.

In 1583, during the Spanish Armada in Ireland, a ship anchored at Fenit was surrendered to crown officers. The 24 men on board were taken into custody and hanged.

Fenit harbour is a mixed-function seaport, with business including fishing, freight import and export, and a marina.

The lighthouse on little Samphire island, situated a few hundred meters from the Fenit pier was built in 1851. 

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