Ring of Kerry

Sneem | Irish : An tSnaidhm : The Knot

Winner 1987 National Tidy Towns Competition, this village is situated on the estuary of the Ardsheclaun River and the peace and quiet of the area makes it an ideal location for those who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

St. Michael’s Church R.C. – This church built in 1865, houses the grave of Father Michael Walsh, parish priest of Sneem 1828 to 1866, who was the original Father O’Flynn in the well-celebrated song.

Church of the Transfiguaration C. of I. – This church was built in 1810 and the weather cock above its tower-like exterior is in the shape of a salmon.

Sneem Cemetry – Cearbhail O’Dalaigh, a former President of Ireland is buried here. A monument erected in 1983 to his memory can be seen in the South Square.

Metal Tree – Arbor Chalybeia Immaculata – A stainless steel tree sculpture, presented by President Herzog of Israel on the 10 June 1985 on the North Square. A tribute to the memory of a former President of State from the President of Israel.

Sculpture Park – Beside Saint Michael’s Church, known locally as the ‘Pyramids” inspired by the Beehive Huts of Skellig and Staigue Fort.

The Peaceful Panda – A white marble panda situated on a rock in a small enclosure at the corner of Quay Road was erected in 1986 as a symbol of the friendship between the People of China and Ireland promoted by President Cearbhaill O’Dalaigh.


Welcome Home Week – 2nd week in August.
The Daniel O’Connell Workshop – October Holiday Weekend.

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