Some of the Local Sites
See what makes our location so great
The Stonehouse is located in the Dingle Peninsula, overlooking some of the world's most spectacular scenery, with vast views of the UNESCO Skellig Islands, Iveragh Peninsula and the Wild Atlantic Ocean.
The Fahan Beehive Huts can be found on Slea Head, which is part of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. Here, there is a fascinating collection clochans, or beehive huts, some of which are underground and others standing. The Fahan Beehive Huts comprises 19 souterrain and 18 standing clochans (beehive huts). There are also inscribed stones, sculptured crosses and earthen ring forts, all located on the Dingle Peninsula’s Slea Head in County Kerry. The fascinating beehive huts are characteristic of the area and owe their shape to the ancient method of construction known as drystone corbelling.
The Skellig Islands (Na Scealaga), are two small, rocky islands located off the coast of Kerry. There is also a stone monastery onto the side of one of the islands, (Skellig Michael).
Film and Wildlife
The Skelligs garnered world fame when it was chosen as a filming location in recent "Star Wars" films. A less known fact, however, is that it was also chosen as a filming location in the They are also an internationally renowned bird sanctuary.
Located by the World-Famous Skellig Islands
Situated beside an Ancient Iron Age Fortification
Dunbeg Fort 500BC and Visitor Centre & Gift Shop (An Dún Beag) is an ancient defensive structure overlooking Dingle Bay. This fort is a unique and fascinating visit for all tourists. The fort hangs on the cliff edge and the panoramic views over Dingle bay & across to the Ivreagh Peninsula are to die-for.
.The majority of the of the structure seems to have been built between 500-1000BC, during the Iron Age.
The Famine Cottages were built in the mid nineteenth century and originally housed the Long and then the Kavanagh family in Fán, Ventry County Kerry. The cottages were located on the lands of the Earl of Cork who was landlord for some of the lands in the area. The family lived in this house during one of the worst famines to strike Western Europe – The Great Irish Famine. Due to its remotenss and poverty West Kerry was one of the regions that suffered greatly during the Great Famine.
The Famine Cottages
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