Glenbeigh, from the Irish meaning “Glen of the Birch Trees”, is a lovely village with fantastic mountain scenery located on the Ring of Kerry on the Iveragh Peninsula.
The village is situated close to the beautiful blue flag Rossbeigh beach, which stretches for over eight kilometres.
For walking enthusiasts, Glenbeigh is on the route of the picturesque Kerry Way walking trail, with a number of other walks to be found in the vicinity.
The renowned Dooks Golf Links is nearby, along with the opportunity for horse trekking, surfing or kayaking on Rossbeigh Beach.
The area is known for salmon and trout fishing, with trout fishing particularly noeworthy on Lough Coomasaharn, the largest of the local lakes.
The annual Glenbeigh Festival and Races are held in late August each year.
Near the village are the ruins of a Victorian tower house, known as “Glenbeigh Tower”. During World War I, the castle and grounds were used by British military reservists as a training centre during World War I.
In 1921, Republican forces burned the castle to the ground, and it was never rebuilt.
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