Top 10 Things to do in Ballyferriter, Ireland

September 28, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Ballyferriter (Irish: Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, meaning "Ferriter's townland", Irish pronunciation: [ˈbˠalʲənʲ ɛɾˠˈtʲeːɾˠiɡʲ] or An B[h]uailtín),), is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. It is in the west of the Corca Dhuibhne (Dingle) peninsula and according to the 2002 census, about 75% of the town's population speak the Irish language on a daily basis. The village is named after the Norman-Irish Feiritéar family who settled in Ard na Caithne in the late medieval period and of whom the seventeenth-century poet and executed leader, Piaras Feiritéar, was a member. The older Irish name for the village An B[h]uailtín ("the little dairy place") is still used locally.
Restaurants in Ballyferriter

1. Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

Ceann Tra, Ventry, Ireland
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours - dolphin, whale watching, bird watching, wildlife boat tours from Ventry Harbour, Dingle Bay, Kerry, Ireland. Ventry Harbour is situated 4 miles west of Dingle town on the Slea Head drive [R559] and we run a morning (2 1/2hr) tour departing at 1000hrs ; an afternoon (4 hr) guided tour departing at 1300hrs and an evening (2 1/2) specialist whale and dolphin watching tour departing at 1700hrs. We also do an all day combination eco marine tour around the Blasket Islands archipelago including landing on the Great Blasket Island.

Reviewed By MickeyMuis - Antwerp, Belgium

We went out with eco marine tours for the fourth time today and totally hit the jackpot. As soon as we picked up the extra guests on the blaskets, we went to open sea and saw big blows. They were fin whales who were to far away to reach but Britta said to keep moving in their direction and we came across a spot with diving gannets and lots of dolphins...in the middle of the gannets was a humpback and a little further on a fin whale and some minke whales...we did not know where to look first and all oohs and aahs. I even got pictures of three kinds of whales in one frame. The humpbacks were here the third day now and the fin whales the second day so we got very lucky

2. Louis Mulcahy Pottery

Clogher, Ballyferriter, Ireland +353 66 915 6229
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Louis Mulcahy Pottery

At his studio/workshop in Clogher, Ballyferriter, on the Dingle Peninsula, Louis Mulcahy designs and makes the very best Irish craft Pottery in robust stoneware and exquisite fine porcelain. Louis Mulcahy has been potting for over forty years. The last of the big potteries making all their pottery exclusively in Ireland, his workshop and its sister companies in weaving and lampshade decoration have grown from his and his wife Lisbeth's original two-man operation to employ over twenty people. Pottery Experience At our pottery we have an area dedicated to those visitors who wish to experience the craft for themselves. A professional thrower can be seen going through the daily routine of throwing pots. This person will deal with all the questions that may arise pertaining to the process and even allow visitors try their skill at making a shape. Learn how the pottery is made from start to finish - during the Summer (July & August) we offer fully guided workshop tours. (Pre-booking essential). This gives visitors an interesting break on their Slea Head tour. “Brilliant service & make your own pot experience was excellent” - Sara Marcozi, UK

Reviewed By Colleen D - Palo Alto, California

Our hotel had a display of Louis Mulcahy Pottery in the lobby so we were on the lookout for this shop/cafe when we did our driving tour of the peninsula. You will see signs well before you arrive and some interesting clay mask/sculptures greet you once you arrive. There is a small room when you enter but that is just the beginning. Be sure to climb the stairs to see the complete collection. In addition to an amazing array of beautiful and unique ceramic bowls, vases, lamps, etc you can see Lisbeth Mulcahy's gorgeous woven scarves. This is a wonderful spot to buy unique and quality gifts/momentos. They will ship for you or wrap things up in bubble wrap if you want to take them with you.

3. The Great Blasket Centre and Island

Dun Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtearaigh, Dunquin, Ireland +353 66 915 6444
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4.5 based on 322 reviews

The Great Blasket Centre and Island

This cultural center explores the unique history, art and culture of the Blasket Islands.

Reviewed By Betula103 - Australia

I knew nothing about the Blasket Islands, just three miles off the Dingle Peninsula when I arrived here, however I was captivated by story told through the exhibits. Great Blasket is about three miles long. Just prior to the First World War about 160 Irish speaking people lived there. What a harsh life the people endured on the Islands. Many of the inhabitants on Great Blasket had little option but to leave and a considerable number went to America to reside in Springfield, Massachusetts. Eventually in 1953 the government agreed to relocate the remaining people across to the Mainland. Today some Mainland farmers have sheep on the island and this also helps control the vegetation.The well designed buildings of the Centre are on the Atlantic coast where you look across to Great Blaskett. There is a large café in the Centre. It's well worth Reading more about the Islands and former islanders in some interesting articles on the internet.

4. Slea Head Drive

Ireland
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5 based on 954 reviews

Slea Head Drive

Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.

Reviewed By DAO11351403 - Toronto, Canada

This drive is exceptional! Rain or shine, this is a MUST NOT BE MISSED.
The views are amazing and just when you think it can’t get better....you turn a crazy corner and the next images are breathtakingly beautiful! This is NOT to be missed on a trip to Dingle!

5. Coumeenoole Beach

Dingle, Ireland
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5 based on 167 reviews

Coumeenoole Beach

Reviewed By tiboatguy - Rochester, New York

Amazing views, nice sand, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Not only are the beach views worth seeing but the hiking trail to the right of the parking area takes you up the hills, through the sheep, to another glorious view of the Blasket Islands. Take a picnic and spend some time soaking up the Atlantic views.
While at the beach we saw a family of dolphins heading into the bay.

6. Perspective West

Ballineaning | Ballyferriter, Ballineanig Kerry, Ireland
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Perspective West

The gallery houses the work of potter, Ursula Tramski and award winning photographer, Christopher May. Situated only 500m from the scenic Slea Head drive amid stunning views, the gallery contains a unique collection of ceramic works from Ursula's studio and Anagama woodfired kiln, and a large collection of Chris' fine art photographic prints showing the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula in a new light. Whether you are a collector or just browsing come and discover our purpose built gallery which is open throughout the year, and has ample parking space. Out of hours viewing is welcome but please ring first to make an appointment.

Reviewed By hwaz - Springfield, Massachusetts

We were lucky enough to be at the studios when the kiln was being emptied! Wow! What an experience! The excitement and discovery of how each piece turned out after the wood firing was so intense. We were lucky to be apart of it. Thanks for sharing with us! Brought home several pieces of pottery and we are using and displaying each piece.

7. Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club

Ballyferriter, Ireland +353 66 915 6255
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club

Reviewed By WishIWasSailing - Somerset Village, Bermuda

A very natural looking links designed by Hackett & a great test of golf. Despite recent rain the course was lovely & dry. Some very difficult holes which will test even the best players, This time it was a club outing & all 20 odd players of all categories really enjoyed the experience. The staff are all very friendly & accommodating.

8. Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

Slea Head Drive | Kilvicadownig, Ventry, Ireland +353 87 770 3280
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4.5 based on 231 reviews

Celtic and Prehistoric Museum

Reviewed By sdlhgt - Eulenbis, Germany

This very small museum has some fascinating fossils and stones from prehistoric times. The museum has each item well displayed and detailed information about each. There is a gift shop for purchasing small items after your self guided tour. The most interesting thing. for me was the head of a Wooly Mammoth.

9. Spa Atlantach

Baile na nGall, Ballydavid 0000, Ireland +353 83 443 7322
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5 based on 15 reviews

Spa Atlantach

Experience the healing power of the Wild Atlantic and enjoy a hot Seaweed bath with fresh Seaweed and a variety of massage treatments! All our treatments and products are based on Irish Seaweed, partly self-harvested from the shore of BallyDavid. We invite you to let your soul dangle and let your body rediscover its own natural strength in a beautiful, magical place.

Reviewed By Holidaysarefundays - Belfast

Had an appointment booked for a Wednesday afternoon for a seaweed bath and massage for myself and partner
Arrived and taken straight away
Seaweed bath was out of this world explained to take our time and we would have a massage one at the time and the other one could still chill
Massage was brilliant so chilled and relaxing everywhere was spotless and could not believe how quickly I relaxed
Robes and slippers were offered shower room was also available if needed. Could not believe how the time flew in
Highly recommend really worth the money and Christina was out of this world beautiful area a view to die for
Service brilliant so much my partner would not hesitate to drive this far again to avail of this treatment again
Don't hesitate to book an appointment brilliant will return

10. Long's Horse Riding

Slea Head Drive, Ventry, Ireland +353 87 225 0286
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Long's Horse Riding

Reviewed By Jennifer W - Atlanta, Georgia

I organized taking nine family members of all ages to take the mountain/beach trek. The weather was terrible but everyone still had a wonderful time. The instructor took me and another experienced rider to a separate area area to gallop/canter on the beach and it was a blast!!
I sincerely mean it the owner and all the staff and guides loved their jobs and the horses seemed really happy and well cared for, far different than somewhere I rode in Killarney. Go to Dingle instead!

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