castlecove

Castlecove (Irish: Cuan an Chaisleáin) is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula on the N70 road which forms part of the Ring of Kerry. It is situated on the south side of the peninsula. "Cuan an Chaisleáin" in Irish it means the same as "Castlecove", but the officially recognised Irish name for the town is "An Siopa Dubh".

 

Castlecove Village is a unique and traditional rural village full of activities and events such as St. Cohan's Festival each July.
It is home to fine sandy beaches and the coastline has created natural rock pools with exquisite sandy coves dotted underneath the cliffs. Its pristine and ecological harmony won Castlecove an award at the World Environmental Oscars.
The imposing ruins of Staigue Fort are close by and are probably the finest example of a stone fort in Ireland. Its about 2,500 years old. The defensive fort, six metres high and four metres thick, was home of the chieftain's family and entourage.
Westcove pier is a beautiful inlet from where you can moor your boat. Or catch up on a spot of fishing for the dinner.