Invigorating activities

With the breathtaking 300-acre Sheen Falls Estate right on your doorstep, you’re never more than a hop, skip and jump from a plethora of exciting outdoor activities. Do as little, or as much, as you want. It’s enough to leave you, well, breathless.

Salmon fishing on a private stretch of the River Sheen, horse riding holidays in dramatic countryside, world-class golf courses, kayaking, falconry, clay pigeon shooting, hill walking, tennis… The list is practically exhaustive.

Or, if you prefer to take things a little more gently, enjoy the simple freedom of strolling through our beautiful woodlands. Meander along riverside walks and forest pathways, explore our hidden 19th century plantation, or contemplate the inspiring art on display in our very own gallery.

From Kenmare, explore Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. The world's longest coastal route, it takes in 2,500km of stunning natural beauty along the west coast from Malin Head to the Old Head of Kinsale. Make this the year to journey it all, or discover the Clare to Kerry leg with Sheen Falls Lodge as your base.

Guests can also take to two wheels using our complimentary hotel bicycles. How about something a little bit different? Special activities such as chocolate making, pottery lessons and treasure hunts can also be arranged.

A single moment of boredom? Not a chance.

To find out more, please call +353 (0) 64 6641600 or email info@sheenfallslodge.ie. Or fill out a simple enquiry form.

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Fishing

The cascading River Sheen and three nearby lakes make up some 15 miles of exceptional fishing in and around the Estate, with salmon and trout both to be netted. Fly fishing, guiding and tuition are also available.

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View of a golf course in Kenmare, near Sheen Falls Lodge

Golf

The County of Kerry is a golfer’s paradise, hosting some of Europe’s finest courses. Whether you’re a learner, or keen to improve your handicap, you’ll be teeing off amidst tranquil woodlands and dramatic seas and strands.

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A woman taking part in a falconry session in Ireland

Falconry

Marvel and interact with one of nature’s most majestic predators. Under instruction from an experienced falconer, our guided Hawk Walks will take you on a stroll through the estate where you can watch, handle and fly these awesome birds for yourself.

Two men clay pigeon shooting on holiday at Sheen Falls Lodge, Ireland

Clay pigeon shooting

Perfect your aim, sharpen your reactions and experience the unrivalled thrill of a shoot. Your instructor will be on hand to offer advice and all of the necessary equipment to ensure you can safely enjoy this exciting sport.

Horses in a stable at horse riding holiday venue Sheen Falls Lodge

Horse riding

Equestrian enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can take to the saddle and canter along carefully chosen river-side trails or trek through forested mountain paths – a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the estate.

Woman playing tennis at Sheen Falls Lodge near Kerry

Tennis

Our all-weather, floodlit Savanna Tennis Court is ideally placed overlooking Kenmare Bay, offering superb views of the ebbing tide and the local wildlife as you play. With complementary court and racket hire, there are no excuses for not hitting the court.

A group of walkers on holiday in Kenmare, Ireland

Walking

With intimate knowledge of the surrounding landscapes, join one of our walking guides and ramble through some of Ireland’s most rugged scenic locations. From relaxed routes on the Beara Peninsula to long-distance hikes on The Kerry Way or Wild Atlantic Way, there’s something for everyone.

Group kayaking at Kenmare Bay near Sheen Falls

Kayaking

Glide along Kenmare Bay and paddle amongst the reeds up the Roughty River on a guided kayak trip. This is a fun and informative excursion, with an abundance of wildlife waiting to be seen.

View of a garden near Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare

Gardens

Our thriving gardens are home to many old and rare native species. You may even be lucky enough to stumble across our 19th century plantation, The Queen’s Walk, a hidden gem within the estate planted in anticipation of Queen Victoria’s visit in 1861.

Photography location near Sheen Falls in Ireland

Photography excursions

Get a new perspective of the stunning south west of Ireland. Designed for photographers of all levels, bring your camera along and join our seasoned photographer for an instructive and fun day excursion.

Family cycling on holiday in Kenmare

Offsite activities

We’d also be happy to help you arrange any number of other offsite actives, including:

• Canoeing
• Sailing
• Mountain climbing
• Guided walking and cycling tours
• Orienteering
• Boat trips
• Treasure hunts
• Chocolate making
• Pottery lessons

Skellig Islands

Lying 8 miles off the coast of Portmagee in South Kerry, Skellig Michael towers 714 ft above the sea and was the location for a monastic settlement from about the sixth century. The remarkably well preserved remains of this settlement draw visitors from near and far to experience the solitude and spirituality of the remote and inaccessible place, these monks called home. On the spectacular Small Skelligs 23,000 pairs of gannet nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world. This Unesco World Heritage Site is set to see a huge increase in visitor numbers this year following the appearance of Skellig Michael in the new Star Wars movie and limited availability on the island means booking well in advance is essential. You can visit the island by boat or take a helicopter tour, both of which can be arranged by the hotel.