The Reeks District

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Reeks District

Boots, bikes, boards, boats and body & mind… pick one of our Signature Experiences to recharge your batteries in some of Ireland’s most beautiful countryside where you can go from Blue Flag beaches on the Wild Atlantic Way to towering peaks in less than an hour.

From climbing the country’s highest mountain to paddling under star-filled skies – the Reeks District offers Ireland’s best outdoor experiences, all in one place. Why not take on the ultimate 2020 outdoor challenge The Big Five?

Home to one of Ireland’s oldest festivals, Puck Fair, as well as the country’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, the Reeks District is a land of contrasts to excite the most demanding visitor. From street festivals, traditional horse shows and live music in bustling pubs that provide a traditional Irish welcome… there’s more to the Reeks District than our, admittedly, great outdoors.

We offer amazing food festivals and cookery classes, street markets packed with local produce – an absolute gourmand’s delight! Sample succulent Cromane oysters straight from the ocean, taste Kerry lamb raised on our mountains, and let butter from our free-range cows melt in your mouth… Reeks District restaurants cater for every taste, with food sourced from our natural larder.

There are a host of activity and touring options starting right outside our door!
  • Take a dip in the Lake before Breakfast. 
  • Enjoy a stroll around our beautiful Lakeside Gardens. 
  • Try a game of Lawn Croquet. 
  • Get ready for a catch as you fish on Caragh Lake
  • Take-in a stunning sunrise or sunset / or a tranquil kayak on the Lake
  • In the heart of the Reeks District enjoy a challenging Bohereen Loop Walk through Caragh up in to Glencar and back to Carrig. 
  • With our bike hire explore the back roads and trails of Caragh Lake, Glencar and our famous Mountain Passes – Ballagh Beama and Ballagh Óisín taking in Blackstones Bridge and Lickeen Woods.
  • Relax with a lakeside pre-dinner drink at sunset!

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