Sneem, For A Bit Of Salmon Fishing And A Bite To Eat
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Sneem village derives its name from snaidhm, the Gaelic for “Knot”. It stands on the bank of the tumbling River Sneem that twists and weaves its way down the mountainside and through the village of Sneem.
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Ramblers on the Kerry Way, a way of walking around the Ring of Kerry, find Sneem a relaxing place to stop and sample the excellent food and drink. It is also a great place to catch a few salmon.
The village is arranged around two squares, with two interesting churches and public houses. Big Bertha, the oldest cow in the world, living to nearly 50yrs of age, is Sneems greatest celebrity.
Big Bertha was born on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1944; she was of the rare Dremon breed, mother of 39 calves, raised funds for local charities and loved her Guinness. She can still be seen in the town, stuffed and mounted.
This figure-of-eight-town joined in the middle by a picturesque little bridge, with a rushing salmon stream below, is a cornucopia of colour. With brightly painted houses, a sculpture park and a monument to an Irish president, Caerbhaill O Dalaigh who retired here.
It is certainly a village from the past, or could it be the future. Lets look around anyway.
Now where shall we eat and enjoy the craic:
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Sneem: Great Southern Hotel Parknasilla. “MAGIC”
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