The Waterville Inn

In 1966  retired Australian army Colonel Gearing Thomas came to Ireland and having travelled extensively in the USA, Europe and China,  he fell in love with Waterville, South Kerry. He built and opened Ireland's first Motel (Motor Hotel) and called it “The Jolly Swagman”.

It has changed hands over the years and in 2004 Damian and Sally Duff and family took it over. It is now The Jolly Swagman at The Waterville Inn. They have established a warm and friendly local Irish pub where you will meet the local people,  sportsmen,  farmers and  visitors from all lands and enjoy  great  hospitality, drinks, food music,  and dancing. 

*          Live music throughout the year.

*          Parties  and bus tours are catered for at great rates.

*          We can give information on all sports,  fishing, golf,  walking routes,  local history and culture, horseriding hunting etc.

*          Large carpark.

*          Accommodation. 

Come and call and meet us and relax enjoy your pint in our warm friendly local pub or call us on 0868812204 or 0669474272 or via Facebook

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