Simple answer is All Year Round! Yes any time of year.
Thankfully, in Ireland and particularly at our base in Kerry, we experience little of what one might call extreme weather. Our Summers are warm and our winters are mild.
The average weather temperatures are between 7 °C (45 °F) in January and February, and 15.5 °C (60 °F) in July and August. In fact, even in winter, the weather is largely frost free thanks to the warm Atlantic Gulf Stream. Thank to it, even semi-tropical vegetation thrives here.
By booking a guided holiday, you are assured of experiencing the best walking routes and trails. Much of the walking here in Kerry happens in remote and wild areas with no trail markings. For this reason, you need maps and the ability to navigate by them.
As well as this you’d likely have to spend a lot of time planning and this is time you may not have. Instead you can leave all the logistics to your expert guide, while you concentrate on enjoying your holiday.
When considering self-guided walking holidays you can either choose to plan your own walks entirely using your own research and maps etc. or you can choose one of our mini-breaks. You can choose the Kerry GeoPark self-guided holiday or the Kerry Way self-guided holiday. For your convenience both are on a three night all-inclusive basis including two days of organised walks, transport (to Kerry Way), packed lunches, evening meals, maps and information and walking poles.
We understand that everyone has their own preference for the type of walks that they like to do. With this in mind, we thought a lot about our favourite walks and which ones our guests would like most. When we were happy with the list we had curated, we grouped them together into our tour packages. All holiday pages include itineraries.
Yes, we also provide guiding services and private walking tours, whereby we tailor a day’s walking activity to your requirements. The great news is that Sneem offers excellent walking for all levels and interests.
Within the village itself you can follow Sneem’s Sculpture Trail with 14 different points of interest. In addition to honouring the memories of a number of high profile Sneem residents, the trail showcases artistic and nature installations.
In 2014 The International Dark Sky Association Awarded the region west of Sneem Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve Status. On a clear night in Sneem you will see more stars and heavenly bodies than you ever thought possible. Enhance the experience with a pair of binoculars and some warm layers.
The Local people in Sneem are friendly, chatty and witty. Making their acquaintance is part of the experience and what memories are made of.