Ard-Na-Mara is a peaceful seaside country house overlooking the magnificent Ventry Harbour, just 3km from one of County Kerry’s most popular towns, Dingle, and 1km from Ventry village. Dingle offers visitors a host of fun activities, from ferries to the Blasket Islands, and of course, famous Dingle Dolphin, ‘Fungie’. Owners Ann and Derry Murphy have spent 40 years in the hospitality business and provide a warm welcome and wonderful tips for exploring the area.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Hair Dryer
- No Smoking House
A full Irish breakfast is served every morning.
- Full Irish Breakfast (Bacon, Egg, Sausage, Tomato, Pudding)
- French Toast with Bacon/Maple Syrup
- Scrambled Eggs and Irish Smoked Salmon
- Irish Smoked Salmon on Toast
- Choice of Fruit Jiuces
- Choice of Cereals
- Fresh Fruit and Yogurts
- Brown Bread and Toast
- Tea and Coffee
On the Map: Dingle is located in County Kerry on the beautiful southwest coast of Ireland. The town is most easily accessible via the N86 road from Tralee, a major town 50 minutes/ 50km to the east.
The residents of Dingle, or An Daingean as it is now officially known, are the envy of everyone in Ireland. They live in what many agree is the most beautiful part in the country, in a strikingly attractive fishing village with fantastic pubs, rousing music, great restaurants and more characters per head of population than anywhere in the world. The key to Dingle is to visit as many pubs as you can while there. Seek out the old pubs frequented by the locals, sit up to the bar, order a drink and prepare to be entertained! The Dingle Peninsula on which the town is located is littered with ancient archeological sites including stone forts and many beehive huts. Scenically, the Peninsula is an absolute delight with every turn of the road revealing more of the achingly beautiful landscape. One highlight is the Slea Head loop drive from Dingle which is easily driven in an hour or cycled in an afternoon. For the energetic, a day spent climbing Mount Brandon, the peninsula’s highest, will be richly rewarded. The views from the top on a clear day are absolutely stunning.