We get asked this question frequently and the 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. Thanks 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 basis including two days of organised walks and transport (if required) to the start of your route. We provide you with a packed lunch, maps, route information. We can also organise your evening meal bookings and walking poles.
This is another frequently asked question we get when site visitors are planning their walking holiday. We understand that everyone has their own preference for the type of walks that they like to do.
With this in mind, we collated our favourite walks and which ones our guests would like most. When we were happy with the list, we grouped walks together into our tour packages. All holiday pages include detailed 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.
As this is a bespoke service you can use our contact page to get in touch and we’ll take it from there.
How do I Book A Walking Holiday?
In the event of Covid-19 official travel restrictions requiring cancellation of your booking, Álaind Holidays will not charge any fees. You will also be able to reschedule your booking without charge.
At all other times, if your booking is cancelled up to four weeks before the date of arrival, your deposit will be refunded in full. If cancelled later your deposit will not be refunded.
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.