Summer Activities Kerry | Iveragh Peninsula Things To Do

Summer Activities at Butler Arms

Summer Activities Butler Arms

Discover Kerry this summer with countless activities for all ages! Chat to our reception team to learn more about activities to enjoy during your stay!

Discover The Skellig Ring

The Ring of Skellig, is an extension of the famous Ring of Kerry, a real hidden gem of a route that will show you the gorgeous wonders and beauty of the land. Explore Valentia Island, Portmagee, St. Finian’s Bay and Ballinskelligs. By Car or by boat (you might even spot some Atlantic Dolphins!!)


For the best surf spots Kerry has to offer, Waterville is the place to go! Skellig’s Water sports Surf School, based on this beautiful sandy bottom beach located between Waterville and Ballinskelligs, caters for surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing.

Horse Riding

Beach Horse Riding is available to book through reception at the Ring of Kerry Riding School, located just outside Waterville village. The Riding School caters for all abilities, from Trekking along quiet country roads, beach rides or lessons in flatwork, jumping and dressage, the school provides options to cater for all levels of experience!

Skelligs Rock

Take a trip to the Unesco World Heritage Site Skelligs Rock, known by Star Wars fans for its appearance in ‘The Force Awakens’. Soak in the breath-taking views of the bay with a boat trip where you’ll spot puffins razorbills and many other unusual sea birds, while botanists can enjoy the abundance of local flora exclusive to the area.


Waterville offers a myriad of options for cyclists of all types. From Fair weather cyclist wanting an easy spin, to cyclists looking for a challenge, Waterville and its surroundings have many different routes with incredible views. Should you have your own bicycle or wish to hire one, we have you covered, make sure to reach out to our reception team and they’ll be able to help you organise your trip!

Walking, Running & Climbing

Waterville Walking Trails Situated as it is between the seashore and the majestic mountains and headlands, the area offers many interesting routes for strolling, walking or hill climbing.


Waterville’s Lough Currane is world renowned for the quality of its Salmon and Sea trout fishing, soak up the beautiful mountain and forest surroundings while you fly fish with your very own ghillie.


The Southwest coast of Ireland is a mecca for golfers from all over the world. It boasts some very famous courses such as the Old Course and Trent Cashen courses at Ballybunion, Tralee Golf Course, Old Head Kinsale and Killeen Course in Killarney all within reach. Waterville’s own Championship Links, just 1 mile from the hotel and regarded by many as the jewel in the crown, has hosted and continues to host many of the world’s top-ranking golfers, such as Tiger Woods, David Duval, Mark O’Meara and the late Payne Stewart.

Skelligs Chocolate Factory

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Kerry’s Very own Skelligs Chocolate Factory, enjoy a tour of the factory, followed by a coffee in the newly refurbished café and stock up on some treats to take back to the hotel for mid night snacking!


Stargazing to the sound of the ocean is as good as it gets! The lack of light pollution In the Kerry International Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve, means you see the star constellations and planets during the night.

Kids’ Corner

While most of our activities are fun for the whole family, our reception team can help you with an abundance of activities that are especially for the kids- from seashore safaris to fairy trails and everything in between there is plenty of activities to keep your little ones busy throughout your visit!

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