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 peninsula, which separates Brandon Bay on the western side from Tralee Bay to the east. The Brandon Bay beaches are open to the North Atlantic and receive long rolling swells, which are excellent for surfing. Castlegregory and the Maharees are fantastic for water sport enthustics. Not energetic enough for water sports then why not try a game of golf at our challenging nine hole links course located overlooking Lough Gill and the village of Stradbally. Flavour the landscapes the area has to offer with adventurous drives/walks or cycle to numerous locations such as the Connor Pass, Brandon Point, Loch a Dúin, and Glanteenassig or have a leisurely stroll on quite beaches. Relax and dine in the numerous restaurants and cafes while watching the world go by. Summer is for relaxing, a time to meet family and friends and a time to enjoy Castlegregory Summer Festival, Pattern Day or even The Brandon Bay Marathon. You will not be disappointed. If it’s a relaxing holiday in an unspoilt area you are seeking then Castlegregory may just be the spot for you. Come and see for yourself.