The Climbers Inn Glencar Co Kerry

The Climbers Inn Glencar Co Kerry
  • Type: Apartment
  • Sleeps: 30 (8 Bedrooms)
  • Change Over Day: Flexible
  • Owner will consider house swap

Climbers Inn Accommodation /apartment/hostel b/b
The Climbers Inn Glencar dating back to 1879 is one of the oldest walking and climbing establishments in Ireland and is located in glorious woodland setting right in the centre of Glencar. It still retains much of its old world charm which help to create a welcoming atmosphere.

Our aunt Sheila O’Sullivan had been very successfully running the Inn for the past 16 years but she sadly passed away in January 2018. She was a very well-liked and respected lady and always had a warm welcome for anyone who came through the door. Her family are now running the Inn and our hope is to continue the good reputation.

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Glencar Area

Activities
Guests at the Climbers Inn have an exceptional range of immensely beautiful and historical significant attractions to choose from.

Mountaineering
Glencar is the gateway to climbing the McGillycuddy Reeks, Irelands highest mountains and include the only three peaks in Ireland over 1000 metres.

The Acoose Horse Shoe. this is undoubtedly the “Jewel in the Crown” with such fine summits as below

Carrauntoohill 3,314ft (1050m)

Beenkeragh 3,313ft (1020)

Caher 3,200ft (985m)

Skregmore 2,790ft (858m)

Skregbeg 1,883ft (579)



Any ascent of Ireland’s highest mountain is a rough challenge requiring a good level of fitness enabling you to hike in mountainous terrain for 6 hours plus. It is a magnificent, rugged and scenic mountain and climbing it is an experience that one dosen’t forget. On a fine day, views extend to the faraway mountains, lakes and farmlands of west cork and north and south Kerry. There are also some lovely walks less strenuous walks around the base of the mountain.

We can organise climbs for individuals, and groups with prior notice.

Packed lunches are also available.

Walking
Some of the finest scenic walks in Ireland can be found in the Glencar Highlands. If Carrauntoohill is too much of a challenge there are a superb selection of routes in this vast area comprising of high, low and medium level rambles and walks to suite everybody from two to twenty miles in length.

The famous Kerry Way a marked trail that passes our door starts in Killarney then over nights in the Blackvalley and then Glencar and onto Glenbeigh. At over 200km, the Kerry Way is one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trails and also one of the most popular. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, the Kerry Way goes anti-clockwise, passing through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside in the country.

Walking the Kerry Way from Glencar to Glenbeigh below

Rock climbing
The best rock climbing can be had on the rock face south of the Upper Cloon Lake known as the Eagles Nest and also at the Gap of Dunloe. There are also some very suitable faces at Cumeassaig (two miles south-west of the Eagles Nest).

Fishing
Every year fishermen from around the world have been visiting Glencar for the wild Irish Salmon and trout in our rivers.

The Upper Caragh River flows through Glencar and is a famous salmon fishery which produces an average of 300 salmon a year. It is considered one of the best salmon rivers in Ireland, getting a run of around 300 salmon a year. The riverside paths and footbridges are perfectly kept with very accessible banks. There are tackle shops in Killarney where rods, reels and flies can be hired. The main fishing lcoations include Caragh Lake, the Caragh River, Lough Accosse. Boats can be hired for fishing on Caragh Lake.

Whatever the outcome, from the one that got away to the catch of a lifetime, a most memorable experience is to be had by all.

Anglers will delight in the wonderful salmon and trout fishing here, the main fishing locations include Caragh Lake, the Caragh River, Lough Accosse. Boats can be hired for fishing on Caragh Lake. Whatever the outcome, from the one that got away to the catch of a lifetime, a most memorable experience is to be had by all.

Golfing
The Kerry area is now recognised as one of the world’s leading golfing destinations. Boasting
numerous top class courses, the sheer quality of the golf is unparalleled. We are less then 30 minutes drive to some excellent courses.

Nearest golf courses to The Climbers Inn include

Dooks Golf Course. www.dooks.com (18.2km from The Climbers Inn)

Located just off the Ring of Kerry Dooks is a charming links course with stunning location overlooking Dingle Bay and surrounded by Slieve Mish, The Dingle Mountains and McGillycuddy Reeks. A truly magical location for a stunning golf course.

Killorglin Golf Course www.killorglingolf.ie (18.9km from theClimbers Inn)

This 18-hole, parkland course opened in 1992 and is maturing into a challenging but fair test. Bar and restaurant facilities are available all year round. The course consists of four par fives, four par threes and 10 par fours. It is overlooked by two mountain ranges, the MacGillicuddy Reeks and Slieve Mish. In turn, the course overlooks Castlemaine Harbour and the River Laune.

Killarney Golf Course www.killarneygolfclub.ie (28km from the Climbers Inn)

In a beautiful setting by the famous Lakes of Killarney, the golf club offers two world famous courses – Kileen and Mahony’s Point. Kileen is the flagship course and hosted the Irish Open in 1991 and 1992. Mahony’s Point is the older course and has perhaps the most famous pas-3 18th in golf, almost 200 yards over the lake’s edge.

Cycling
With some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery on our door step what better way to explore the area than by bike. Cycle and explore the back roads and trails of Caragh Lake, Lough Accose and Blackstone’s bridge and Lickeen woods to name a few, this cycle will provide you with the quietest and most remote roads in Kerry with breath taking views at every turn

Why not try the Caragh lake loop cycle where you can start and end in the Climbers Inn.

We cycle past Lough Acoose and the remote Glencar area, into Killorglin. From there we take the Ring of Kerry road as far as the Red Fox bar where we take a left turn cycling past the scenic Caragh Lake and onto Blackstones bridge and back to The Climbers Inn. This cycle will provide you with the quietest and most remote roads within Kerry showing up wonderful and breathtaking views at every turn.

Equestrian
Located just 21kms from the Climbers Inn is Burke’s trekking Centre.

Burke’s Trekking Centre is a friendly, family run, professional trekking centre which caters for riders of all levels of ability. Its prime location at the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by the Glenbeigh horseshoe circuit of hills, ensures that whether you are looking for a gallop along the sands of Rossbeigh, a trek in the mountains overlooking the village or a gentle stroll along the country roads, you will find what you are looking for.

With rides to suit everyone from children over the age of 8 (and nervous parents!) to the more experienced.The centre is situated within a stone’s throw of Rossbeigh Beach which is six miles long. Riding along on Rossbeigh Beach close to the water’s edge is an experience riders of all levels will never forget.

Burke’s Riding stables are situated in the seaside village of Glenbeigh 20 minutes drive away. They provide horse treks through the beautiful countryside or beech treks on the beautiful Rossbeigh beach. We can arrange this for our guests.

Outdoor pursuits
Not far from us is the Cappanlea Outdoor Education Centre, the perfect place for a family day out together. Activities included are kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountaineering, orienteering, hill walking, raft building, sailing, windsurfing, team building, field studies and camping.

Gap of Dunloe
The Gap of Dunloe located just 21.6km from the Climbers Inn.

The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass between MacGillycuddy’s Reeks (west) and Purple Mountain (east). Starting from Kate Kearneys Cottage it is a lovely trip to cycle, walk or take a pony & trap for the 11km from north to south and continue in to the Black Valley. There are five lakes located along the route Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake, and Black Lough. Between the first two lakes is an old arch bridge called the ‘Wishing Bridge’ so named because it is said that wishes made while upon it are destined to come true. There is a very popular full day trip, which you can do which contains a boat ride through the Lakes of Killarney from Lord Brandon’s Cottage to Ross Castle.

Killarney Town
Killarney town is a 40 minute drive from the Climbers Inn passing McGillycuddys reeks mountain range. . Killarney’s national park holds beautiful scenic walks and cycles, and the perfect place for a picnic. Ross Castle includes tours of the 15th century castle tower and garden grounds. In addition to this, Muckross House and Farm also possess guided tours of the magnificent gardens, the old farm houses and the 19th century lakeside mansion. Independent walks are allowed on the garden grounds of Muckross House, Killarney National Park and around the town of Killarney should you prefer.

Rossbeigh Beech
Beech: Rossbeigh beach is only a 20 minute drive from us, past Glenbeigh village.. Accompanying this is a playground at the beach which can provide hours of fun for the children. Accredited with the Blue Flag status the beach is an excellent amenity for:

Swimming
Walking
Canoeing
Surfing
Building Sandcastles
Beach Fishing
Bird Watching
Wide range of Watersports

Ring of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry offers a picturesque 180km loop drive around the Iveragh Penninsula designed to be driven in an anti-clockwise direction. It can be travelled in three and a half hours, but with stops, is best enjoyed as a full day trip. The drive takes you through such towns as, Killorglin, Kenmare, Cahirsiveen, Waterville, Caherdaniel and Killarney and through the majestic Moll’s Gap.

Ballaghoisin pass onto Waterville
Departing from the Climbers Inn to Waterville over Ballaghisheen is a wonderful drive through one of the remotest places in Ireland.The landscape is a grassy plain bounded on all sides by mountains and truly on a bright, sunny day it has few equals anywhere in Ireland. The road is quite narrow but with a good surface and there are several places along the pass where it’s possible to pull off the road. The landscape is simply stunning and often visitors say it reminds them of the film Lord of the Rings. If you’ve a hankering for somewhere spectacularly different from the usual tourist routes, then I can’t recommend the Ballaghbeama Gap enough. Equally, should you crave a place of unspoilt beauty where you’re not likely to see another car, then this is for you.

One American writer says of the area: “Most Magnificent - The trip was to Waterville in Kerry, the last part of which, from Killarney on, takes you over the mountains through Glencar, which I here and now declare to be the most magnificent scenery on the face of God’s earth." From the Irish Echo New York, 4 March 1989.

Food Options
After a days sightseeing/climbing what better way to relax with some pub grub washed down with the finest pint of Guinness in Kerry. Relax in our newly refurbished lounge bar with its welcoming stove fire and enjoy the atmosphere which attracts both locals and visitors alike.

Whether seated inside next to the cosy fire on a winters day or relaxing in the summer sunshine on our outdoor tables you can expect great friendly service. We have 2 big screen tvs for all major sporting events along with a pool table and darts board.

We can also cater for large or small groups with a set menu of your choice or finger food.

Suitable types of Holiday Glencar

  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Horse riding
  • Sailing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Hill Walking
  • Relaxation

Exterior Details

limbers Inn Facilities
The Climbers Inn has everything the weary traveller needs offering
APARTMENT
Private en-suite rooms
Newly renovated 8 bed hostel dorm.
Drying room and storage area
Fully equipped self-catering kitchen
Luggage transfers for walking the Kerry Way
We offer free internet access
TV and lounge area
Shop and post office
Traditional bar
Free on-site parking
Visitor information.
Camping facilities with shower and toilet.
Guided walks on Carrauntoohill/McGillycuddyReeks
Packed lunches with prior notice.
Parking
Camping Facilities
What better way to enjoy an evening after a long day walking then with a pint of Guinness in our traditional bar. There is an open fire and there is a cosy and friendly atmosphere.

Interior Details

Newly refurrbished rooms AND APARTMENT
The Climbers Inn has been extensively refurbished throughout providing excellent en-suite rooms, newly renovated hostel and a drying room for wet clothes and kit, along with bar with shop and post office on site also.

With affordable, spacious and clean rooms the Climbers Inn affords our guests an ideal starting point for exploring the McGillycuddy’s reeks and surrounding areas.


Food Options
After a days sightseeing/climbing what better way to relax with some pub grub washed down with the finest pint of Guinness in Kerry. Relax in our newly refurbished lounge bar with its welcoming stove fire and enjoy the atmosphere which attracts both locals and visitors alike.

Whether seated inside next to the cosy fire on a winters day or relaxing in the summer sunshine on our outdoor tables you can expect great friendly service. We have 2 big screen tvs for all major sporting events along with a pool table and darts board.

We can also cater for large or small groups with a set menu of your choice or finger food.


Double room en-suite
All our rooms have been just recently refurbished to a high standard to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation.

Triple room en suite
All our rooms have been just recently refurbished to a high standard to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation.

Family room en suite
All our rooms have been just recently refurbished to a high standard to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation.

8 bed dorm
All our rooms have been just recently refurbished to a high standard to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation.

Apartment
Along with guest house and hostel we also have a 2 bed apartment. Apartment ready for weekends and weekly rentals. Please contact us for rates.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 double room and 1 twin room with shared bathroom. Large living area and kitchen with all modern facilities. There is also a double sofa bed.

Check in at 2pm and check out 11am

Climbers Inn Accommodation
All our rooms have been just recently refurbished to a high standard to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation offering en-suite bathrooms, tea/coffee/tvs and some with views of the MacGillycuddy reeks. We have room types to suit all accommodation requirements.

Double en-suite

Triple en-suite

Family room en-suite.

Budget Accommodation
We also have a hostel offering budget accommodation.

This bright and spacious 8 bed mixed dorm includes breakfast which consists of tea/coffee, toast, fruit a selection of jams, spreads, yogurt and cereals. Bed linen is also provided.

2 Bed Appartment for Rent
We also have a 2 bed apartment which can be rented out for weekends or a week long stay. Accommodation consists of 1 double room and 1 twin room.



Facilities in The Climbers Inn Glencar Co Kerry

  • Cooker
  • Dish washer
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

  • Bedrooms (8)
  • Showers (1)

Sleeps a Maximum of 30 people:

  • Single Beds (16)
  • Double Beds (4)
  • Sofa Beds (1)

Tariffs Currency Conversion

Note: APARTMENT CAN BE RENTED ON A NIGHTLY BASIS , GROUPS RATES ALSO APPLY

Period

APARTMENT FOR WEEK
EUR €350.00
GBP £
USD $

Period

DOUBLE ROOMS 40 P/P
EUR €80.00
GBP £
USD $

Period

HOSTEL 25 P/P
EUR €25.00
GBP £
USD $

Period

TRIPLE ROOMS 35P/P
EUR €35.00
GBP £
USD $

Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion.

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