Ard na Carraige, is our Ventry Holiday Home situated in the Ventry near Dingle, Co. Kerry. Our Holiday Home offers our visitors a chance to escape and unwind in one of the most picturesque regions of Ireland, where you can relax in the stunning surroundings of the County Kerry landscape.
Ventry is small village situated on the Dingle Peninsula which has been described as ‘the most beautiful place on earth’ by the National Geographic and was vote among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor. Ventry is part of the Gaeltacht region, an area where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is widely spoken.
Ard na Carraige, our Ventry Holiday Home is situated in the historically rich stunning Dingle Peninsuala, one of Ireland’s most panoramic settings. Ard na Carraige provides contemporary yet traditionally designed accommodation with spectacular views of Ventry Harbour. Ard na Carraige is a comfortable modern residence, ideal for a family holidays in Kerry, relaxing breaks, activity breaks or as a getaway retreat. The house has magnificent views of Ventry Harbour and is ideally located with only a few minutes to the lovely sandy Blue Flag Ventry beach and village where you will find a shop, local bar and restaurant.
Ard na Carraige is a modern four bedroom house that has been recently renovated and refurbished to a high standard to ensure utmost comfort. The house is fully equipped with all modern conveniences as well as large rolling front garden and decked patio, ideal for summer barbecues. The house is just a few minutes west of Dingle, renowned for its restaurants, shops, pubs and music. The house is in an absolutely stunning setting with views of Ventry Harbour, Mount Eagle and the Skellig Islands.
Ventry and the Dingle Peninsula are renowned for the many walks and hikes that can be done. Close by our house the Dingle Way Walk passes through Ventry, then down to and along Ventry Beach before going on to Dunquin.
In the Summer months, Horseriding is available on Ventry beach beach with Long’s Horse Ridding and Trekking Centre, and Dingle Horseriding offer a half-day trek from Dingle town to Ventry Beach and back again.
We invite you to view the gallery of pictures throughout our website. We look forward to welcoming you to Ventry Holiday Home in Ventry, Dingle, Co. Kerry soon.
Ventry is an area of rich historical background with many ancient sites and folklore to explore throughout your visit. On top of the hill immediately behind Ard na Carraige, which is called is Caherard there is a megalithic historic site known as the Giant’s Bed. Many of the megalithic tombs such as the Giant’s bed were built between 4,000 and 2,000 BC. Monuments such as the Megalithic tomb on Caherard hill is a history and heritage that local Ventry residents continue to treasure and preserve.
Other nearby areas of historical interest, are the ruins of Rahinnane Castle. Rahinnane Castle was a large ringford which later became the tower-house of the Knights of Kerry built in the 16th Century. It was captured by Sir Charles Wilmot in 1602 and was later “slighted” by the Cromwellian forces. Rahinnane Castle still has its very tiny, narrow, stone stairs, from the first to second floors, which can be carefully climbed.
On 4 October 1939, German submarine U-35 entered Ventry Bay and landed 28 Greek sailors of the MV Diamantis. Their ship had been torpedoed by a U-boat and as the ship’s lifeboats were not suited for use in bad weather, the Captain of the U-35 decided to take all crew members aboard. The next day the U-35 was arrived into Ventry Bay and launched a dinghy and brought ashore the 28 Greek sailors from the Diamantis. In 2009 the Ventry Historical Society has a ceremony to unveil an inscribed commemorative stone marking the rescue.
According to ancient folklore, Ventry beach was the scene to a great battle took place between Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the King of the World. As legend goes, Fionn had visited France, and abducted two Frenchwomen, the daughter and wife of the King. In response, the French King assembled a huge army, which included the King of the World, and headed for Ireland to reclaim his women. The battle raged for a year and a day, after which no soldier from either side was left standing. This was the battle that ended the great Irish army of warriors, Na Fianna.