Old Convent House
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The word Sneem (An tSnaidhm) means “knot” in Gaelic, as Sneem is referred to as “The Knot in the Ring of Kerry”. It is set on the Iveragh Peninsula at the head of the beautiful Sneem estuary, between the historic market towns of Kenmare and Waterville, where Charlie Chaplin famously spent his vacations.
Sneem was once home to Cearbhall O Dalaigh, the former President of Ireland as well as Steve ‘the Crusher’ Casey, the World Champion Wrestler and has enjoyed many famous visitors over the years such as George Bernard Shaw, Charles de Gaulle and Princess Grace.
Today Sneem is a picturesque and romantic little village, set amongst the backdrop of the Kerry Mountains.
Despite its size, it’s well used to visitors and there are an abundance of places to eat and enjoy some seafood caught just off the bay. It also has six traditional pubs, where you can unwind after a days walking or teeing off and sip back a cold Guinness whilst having the craic with the warm and friendly locals.