Ballybeag Cottages

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Slea Head Photo by Dingle Photos
Slea Head Funghi Dingle Peninsula Gallarus Oratory Clochán / Beehive Hut
Slea Head Photo by Dingle Photos
Funghi Photo by duloup
Dingle Peninsula Photo by René Van Linde
Gallarus Oratory Photo by Dingle Photos
Clochán / Beehive HutPhoto by jen-the-librarian

About Ventry

Just four miles west of Dingle town is the village of Ventry or Ceann Trá. Here, set in a beautiful peaceful location, surrounded by trees and off the beaten track, you will find Ballybeag Cottages. We are in a perfect place for those who want to take time out to explore the incredible beauty of this Peninsula.

Ventry, a charming little village nestling in the surrounding hills, offers something for everyone. The post office/shop sells a varied selection of goods. You can enjoy a drink sitting outside the Ventry Inn, overlooking Ventry bay, watching the sun going down over Mount Eagle. Both local pubs, Ventry Inn and Paidi O Sé’s offer food in the summer. There are also two restaurants in the village, Thady’s and Penny’s pottery/coffee shop, both offering fresh home-made fare.

This is a great area for hill walking, cycling, boat trips, archaeological sites, horse riding, swimming, traditional music or just relaxing.

The beautiful Ventry strand stretches around the bay, inviting you to go for a walk or a swim. The beach is very safe for children to play. For the birdwatcher it's a little haven with all kinds of feathered friends, nesting in the marshes or strolling on the shore. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views.

Take time and go up to Mount Eagle (Sliabh an Iolair) passing Eagle Lake on the way. Continue to the top, where you’ll enjoy 360 degrees of heaven with views to the Connor Pass and from Dingle and Ventry around Slea Head to the Blaskets. Steep cliffs and wonderful rock formations along Slea Head make a dramatic spectacle.

Whether driving, cycling or walking, from Ventry all parts of the Dingle Peninsula are within easy reach. The Blasket Islands, Dunquin or Ballyferriter are all well worth the visit.

Ballybeag is a perfect central starting point to explore and discover the magic of this area.

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