Waterville Over Winter (WOW)

Whilst Waterville has always been seen as a place to spend one’s summer holidays, with lots to see and do in the village and surrounding area, it is also a place one can enjoy all year round. The Waterville Enterprise and Marketing Network group are hosting many events throughout the autumn and winter. Waterville has some of the finest walking trails in the world in its environs and this coming October, Waterville will host its first-ever ‘Waterville Walking Festival’. It will take place over the weekend of the 16th and 17th of October and will have lots of planned walks and fun activities for all to enjoy.

Waterville has always been a family-friendly destination and this Halloween there will be plenty to do for all the family during their weeklong Halloween Festival. Waterville is renowned for its amazing food experiences and fresh local produce and seafood. This will be showcased in November with a food festival supported by local restaurants and cafes. Christmas in Waterville is always a magical time, and this year Waterville will have an amazing number of events and activities for people to enjoy over the festive period.  This year will see a return of the wonderful ‘Christmas by the Sea’ events and the network are hoping it will also see the return of their fantastic annual New Year’s Eve street party. Many other events are taking place in the new year along with the likes of the very successful Éigse na Brídeoige. So, this autumn and winter you know where to go for some amazing experiences!

If you enjoy food, fun and friends - you will love Waterville, Ireland!

From small casual cafes to high-end gourmet restaurants, Waterville has you covered. Our establishments are world renowned, capturing awards such as Georgina Cambell; Blas na Eireann, and more......

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Waterville - the BEST place to stay on the Ring of Kerry!

Enjoy Waterville - the only seafront village on the famous Ring of Kerry in Southwest Ireland.  Whether you're looking for world-class golf, beautiful scenery known for its spectacular light, fantastic food, or a quiet pint at a historic Irish pub, Waterville has you covered. With a history of hospitality for over 200 years, we know how to care for our guests.

Dine in our first-class restaurants serving local food - lobster, mussels, salmon, prawns - Waterville is the seafood capital of Ireland! Enjoy fresh Kerry lamb or grass-fed beef from just around the corner. End your evening with the best of Irish gins or whiskeys..... Sleep late and do it all again!

Go to bed after watching waves crashing on the rocks under a breathtaking sunset - then wake up in the morning and see the sunrise reflected in still lake water, as still as a mirror!

Sip a hot whisky standing on a hillside in the middle of the night while a sea of stars opens up above you; Iveragh peninsula is home to the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve - the only Silver Reserve in the northern hemisphere. The star gazing is mind-blowing!

Go for a walk, a cycle, a paddle or a round of golf.  Relax in a hot bath after a day of sport. Whatever you do, slow down, relax, take a deep breath - and take a break in Waterville.

The longer you stay, the more you discover!

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Waterville (An Coireán) is a small coastal village located between the Atlantic Ocean and Lough Currane on the scenic and famous Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Renowned for its game angling and its 18 hole championship golf links, Waterville is also a paradise for the hill walker, cyclist, pony trekker, ornithologist, astronomer, archaeologist, fishermen, water sport enthusiast and indeed for the general holidaymaker interested in immersing themselves in the REAL Ireland.

There are many amenities within Waterville including supermarkets, a petrol station, activity providers, a hardware store, co-op, chemist, galleries, post office, craft shops, hair salons, medical centre and a village market.

There are numerous restaurants, bars & cafés serving food throughout the year - much locally sourced - as well as a huge selection of accommodation.

Peruse our website and get a taste of what Waterville has to offer - and join the many travellers who make Waterville a place to return to, again and again.

Activities to keep you entertained!

See our features and services that make Waterville the best place to stay on our beautiful peninsula..

Fishing
Golfing
Culture
Hill Walking
Skellig Trips
Festivals
Cycling
Horse Riding
Surfing
Heritage
Outdoor Activities
Wildlife

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