Sneem is a picturesque village on the Iveragh Peninsula in Kerry, Ireland, and a world-class hillwalking destination. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rugged landscapes and wild coastline, Sneem offers stunning views and adventure for all walking abilities.
One of Sneem’s unique features is its lesser-known sandstone Kerry mountains, which offer a variety of hiking experiences. The Sneem mountain range is known as the Dunkerron Mountains or Iveragh (Peninsula) Mountains. The Knocknagantee and Knockmoyle loop offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and coastline, while the Derryleagh Mountain Lakes walk takes you through a series of beautiful lakes.
Another thing that makes Sneem a great hillwalking destination is the presence of experienced local guides. Álaind Walking offers guided walks and holidays, where you can see and learn so much about this wild and untamed area of the Ring of Kerry.
Why Sneem was chosen to host the Mountaineering Ireland Autumn Gathering in October 2023
Sneem was chosen to host the Mountaineering Ireland Autumn Gathering in October 2023 because of its reputation as a world-class hillwalking destination. The village offers a variety of walks for all abilities, with stunning views and unique sandstone mountains. Additionally, Sneem is home to experienced local guides who can lead and teach visitors about the area.
Sneem is a hillwalker’s paradise, with a wide range of walks to suit all abilities. From gentle strolls along the Kerry Way to challenging climbs of the Kerry Mountains, there is something for everyone in Sneem. If you want to experience this wonderful area for yourself, you can contact us to discuss a guided walking holiday or a guided walk or hike led by an experienced local guide.
Álaind Walking holidays are hassle-free for clubs, groups and individuals. We provide luxury accommodation, tailor-made walks and hikes and expert mountain leaders.