Waterville is located dramatically between Lough Currane and the Atlantic Ocean. This is a world famous game angling resort. The scenery in the area is second to none. For those seeking a quieter visit to Kerry, Waterville offers a more low key alternative to the hustle and bustle of Killarney. Its location on the western end of the Iveragh Peninsula, straddling the Ring of Kerry (N70 Road) makes it a great base for exploring the areas coast, mountains and heritage sites.
Staying and Eating in Waterville
Those hoping to stay in Waterville will not be disappointed. There are many fine Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Guesthouses, and self catering units suiting all budgets. Waterville has many pleasant bars which serve excellent food. Seafood is particularly good here with fresh local produce featuring on most menu’s.
Waterville is known worldwide for its 18 hole championship golf course - Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. Waterville Craft Market is a unique and extensive visitor attraction – a showcase for Irish craft and design. Officially acknowledged by craft workers throughout the country as one of Ireland’s most outstanding outlets, a special place to visit.
Getting To and Around Waterville
For information on getting to and around Co. Kerry, see our Co. Kerry Transport Guide.
Bus to Waterville
- Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
- Killarney (Bus Station) - Waterville (Butler Arms Hotel)
- Waterville (Butler Arms Hotel) - Killarney (Bus Station)
- Tralee (Bus Station) - Tralee (Bus Station)