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Castlegregory By The Sea
Castlegregory By The Sea

Welcome to Castlegregory and its hinterland. The ever popular tourist destination of Castlegregory is located in an idyllic sheltered bay at the foot of the sandy Maharees tombolo. Once described by National Geographic as “the most beautiful place on earth”. It’s a place of spectacular seascapes, clean sandy beaches, stunning landscapes and woodland, shaped by the elements, with a wild and rugged coastline.  A place where the mountains roll into the ocean and where the Atlantic hugs the land, we invite you to browse through our website and marvel at what our district has to offer you on your next visit. Come stay with us, you will not be disappointed.

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Stradbally is a small village and rural area a short distance from Castlegregory on the Connor Pass road to Dingle. Nestled between mountains and sea, this is truly a stunning location. It is home to Castlegregory Golf Course, Lough Gill and 12km sandy beaches where one can truly immerse themselves...


Maharees (Na Machairí) is a 3 mile long sandy spit jutting out into Tralee Bay. Sourrounded by the sea on 3 sides this area is a natural environment of sand dunes, sea , surf and the Maharees Islands (Seven Hogs). The largest is Oileán tSeannaig and it contains remnants of...
Castlegregory village


Castlegregory is named after the local chieftain, Gregory Hoare, who built a castle here in the 1600’s. The castle was destroyed by Cromwell's forces in 1650.  The only remnant is the arch, which stands at the SPAR supermarket in the village. Clean beaches lie on both sides of the Maharees...
Stone Art, Glanteenassig.


  Aughacasla is a small rural townland between Camp and Castlegregory. Nestled between mountains and sea it is an ideal holiday base, boasting unspoilt beaches, mountain trails and forest walks. Discover Glanteenassig Forest Park, a true gem with tranquil lakes and trails for hiking and family fun. One will be...
Castlegregory, IE
6:31 pm, July 21, 2024
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Sunrise: 5:44 am
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