The word Sneem comes from the celtic “Snaidhm” wich means “knot” or “twist”. This comes from it’s snaky river. Sneem is situated on the northern shore of the Kenmare Bay, at the estuary of the Sneem River, flowing out into the bay. The beauty and hospitality of the town has attracted many visitors, including George Bernard Shaw, Charles de Gaulle and queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Sneem is subjected to an exotic climate, much due to the Gulf Stream which flows right into the bay. High and low tides give the river a sense of life and movement. For the hillwalker there is the Kerry Way, windling along old roads right into the rural and mountainous south Kerry.
The peace and quiet of the area makes it an ideal location for those who wish to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and it is an ideal holiday centre, with roads going in all directions to Kenmare, Killarney and Waterville. Sneem is also a previous winner of the F√°ilte Ireland National Tidy Towns Competition.
A new addition to the town is a beautiful landscaped area called the “Garden of Senses” a garden for all, it is wheel-chair accessible with raised flower beds and highly scented flowers a real treasure. Let us know what your package deal requirements are and we will make all the arrangements. You won’t be disappointed. But we must warn you, once you have visited Sneem, you will be hooked on it. For more information, please fill in the contact form on this website or call us.