Nestled in a sheltered valley of the Slieve Mish mountains close to Castlegregory is the hidden gem of Glenteenassig Forest Park. With forest streams, lakes, waterfalls and dramatic cliffs there are also great views of Brandon & Tralee Bay and the Maharees. The Coillte run park is free to visit and has a selection of walks and picnic areas with good parking.
This shallow freshwater lake is fed by the Killiney river and drains into Tralee Bay. 2.41km long and 0.8km wide the lake is populated with swans and ducks and fine brown trout which thrive in the alkaline waters. The area around the lake with sandy soil has a number of unusual plants.
There are many activities to enjoy in Stradbally with beautiful outdoor spaces on your doorstep and a superb 9 hole links golf course situated between the scenic Lough Gill and Brandon Bay. The north shore area is renowned for windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, and diving. Families can enjoy the wonderful beaches and summer camps of water based activities, festivals and events. See water activities
Stradbally village sits at the base of Stradbally mountain and it's twin peak Beenoskee. In a hollow between the two peaks is a high corrie lake called Lough Acummenn. From here the Stradbally river tumbles downhill through the village towards the beach, passing a lovely old stone bridge and church ruin and flowing into Lough Gill.
Stradbally mountain 798m can be climbed from the village. The recommended route is to climb the eastern shoulder of the mountain keeping the river on your right.
Below Stradbally village on the road down to the shore of Brandon Bay is an old graveyard. Standing on the western side of the graveyard are the remains of a late 15th /early 16th century church. Stradbally is documented as having a parish church in 1302. This church was in ruins by the 1750s and some of the stones may have come from an earlier church.
Castlegregory Community have published a brochure with more information about activities, features and stories about this wonderful part of the Dingle Peninsula. The booklet /brochure is available from the Community office - click here to see the brochure in PDF format.
From Tralee - 25kms 27 mins drive: Take the N86 west. At Camp Junction continue straight on the R560 Conor pass road to Stradbally.