How often in my dreams, to Killiney I go, and visit Castlegregory, and famous Coolroe, Or listen to the thrushes and linnets, so gay, all in green, green Aughacasla
The small village of Aughacashla, on the Conor Pass road, lies on higher ground with magnificent views over Tralee Bay and across to the shoreline of North Kerry. Surrounded by farmland with some beautiful traditional farmhouses, outhouses and farmyards, the area is laced with miles of small verdant country roads ideal to explore on foot or by bicycle.
The Dingle Peninsula is full of contrasts. In Aughacasla you will find on one side of the road the remote hidden valley of Glenteenassig with forest, lake and bog and on the other mile upon mile of golden sandy beaches, sand dunes and camp sites reached by narrow peaceful lanes. In between lies a patchwork of green fields tended by a thriving farm community with a strong local tradition.
Glenteenassig forest recreation area is one of the hidden wonders of the Dingle Peninsula. Glannteenassig means ‘Valley of the Waterfalls’. This sheltered valley sits in the foothills of the Slieve Mish mountains.behind the village of Aughacasla. With 1100 acres of woodland, mountain, lake and bog, there are wonderful walks, waterfalls and lakeside picnic sites.
The much loved old school building in the centre of Aughacasla village dates back to 1896. Locals staged an all night vigil here in 2000 to protect the disused building from demolition and save it for posterity. Village children now attend a new school nearby. Handwritten stories, poems and songs from the locality were collected from the school children here in 1938 and form part of the 'the School's Collection' archive at Dúchas.ie.
Set on high ground the village of Aughacashla looks out over Tralee Bay with great views of the The Maharee Islands. The seven islands are known locally as 'The Seven Hogs' and a bar in the village by this name has become a local landmark.
Directions: Aughacasla village is located on the north coast of the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry on the R560 approximately 5km to the west of Camp and 4km to the south east of Castlegregory. Tralee is 20km away,
From Tralee take the N86 west and at Camp Junction take the R560 andfollow the signs for the Conor Pass.
From Dingle take the Conor Pass road. Aughacasla is the next village after Stradbally.
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