Welcome to Castlegregory Golf Links.

Castlegregory and surrounding area

Introduction to Castlegregory 

Castlegregory is an area rich in natural amenities and heritage.  It is the centre of Leith Triuigh, the ancient barony comprising of the northern part of Corca Dhuibhne, extending from Camp in the east to Brandon Point in the west, to Rough Point in the north.  The area is renowned for scenery, lying between the Slieve Mish Mountains and Brandon and Tralee Bays.  Our beaches are amongst the finest in Europe, perfect for walking, shore angling, watersports and sand yachting.

Nature and History

The golf course is situated between Lough Gill and Brandon Bay, three kilometres from the village of Castlegregory.  The village is named after the local chieftain, Gregory Hoare, who built a castle here in the 1550s.  The castle was destroyed by Cromwell's forces in 1650.  The only remnant is the arch, which stands at the village SPAR supermarket. www.irelandview.com

If you are interested in finding out more about the history of the area, visit the standing stones at Aughacasla and Ceannduimhche, the old fort of Cú Raoi Mac Daire on Caherconree mountain, St Brendan's oratory on Brandon mountain or take a boat trip from the pier in Maharees to Oileán tSeannaig and visit the old monastic settlement of Saint Seannach. www.dinglepeninsula.ie for details.

Nature enthusiasts will be interested in the work being done on the golf course to provide a habitat for the Natterjack toad.  This is our only native toad and is found in the dune system from Maharees to Lough Gill.  The lake is a SAC and is home to the brown trout and the mute swan.  Winter visitors include the whooper swan.  Lake fishing can be arranged with the golf (and fishing) club.

A natural amenity area has been developed by Coillte at Gleann Tí an Easaigh.  This is perfect for fishing, walking or a picnic.   Details atcoillte.ie

The Kerry Way passes through an Leith Triuigh and provides an alternative way of walking from Tralee to Dingle. www.kerryway.net


Watersports and Outdoor activities
 

The area is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. There is a blue flag beach at Maherabeg, which gives the added feature of a lifeguard during the summer season.  Two watersports schools are situated here and provide lessons and equipment for surfing, windsurfing, and canoeing.  Children's club activities take place daily during the summer. www.jamieknox.com or www.waterworld.ie for details. Waterworld is Irelands largest PADI scuba diving centre and offers lessons/diving opportunities from beginner to professional.  Ryan Coote offers lessons and equipment hire for kitesurfing  - www.kitesurfireland.ie
The beaches of the area are ideal for sand yachting. Bring your own equipment and see www.blokartadventure.com

Pony trekking is catered for in Maharees.  Information from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horse racing at Ballyferriter in June, Dingle in August. www.dingleraces.ie

Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation in the Castlegregory area.  Choose from hotel, Guesthouse/B & B, self catering, mobile home, hostel, camping. www.castlegregorykerry.com for details.

Also you can visit http://www.hotelsneargolfcourses.co.uk/hotels-near/castlegregory-golf-fishing-club 

Castlegregory offers a myriad selection of food, from the Sunday Country Market in The Club to gourmet seafood in several restaurants. Family orientated restaurants abound and good value quality food is a priority for restauranteurs.  Much of the food served is produced/sourced locally.

Entertainment

Entertainment is freely available in the area, especially during the summer months.  The Summer Festival is a major feature of July in Castlegregory.  It involves street parades, fancy dress, children's competitions, dancing, music, fun.  Féile Lúnasa in Brandon takes place at the end of July.  The Pattern Day on August 15th is a special day for locals and visitors alike.  Traditional mutton pies are a must!

Sport is an important feature of life in Castlegregory.  In 2010, the intermediate football team became All Ireland champions.  Football at all levels can be seen at Páirc an Chaisleáin.  Check www.castlegregorygaa.ie for match listings.

Currach racing takes place each Sunday during the summer.  Local regattas are held on the peninsula, beginning with Maharees Regatta in early July.  Currach rowing can be seen in Scraggane Bay on most summer evenings.

Several bars provide music to suit all tastes in the evenings.  Traditional music with Máire Begley takes place each Monday in the Tinteán Cheoil, An Clochán, visitors welcome.  For details please pick up a copy of the free fortnightly magazine West Kerry Live or contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many artists live in the Castlegregory area and welcome visitors to their places of work. www.syralarkin.com or www.dorothycalvert.com

 

This is just a taste of the delights, which await the visitor to Castlegregory.  The golf course is about a 30-minute drive from Dingle or Tralee but as the area has so much to offer you should consider the option of spending some time in the locality.  You will not be disappointed.

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