A great way to enjoy the views, countryside and wildlife of the Boolteens Keel area is to explore the popular Uphill Downhill 13km looped walk. Starting and ending at the carpark opposite Boolteens Church this well sign posted trail brings you up close to nature, with fields, a riverbank pathway, quiet roads and a short stretch on the R561. It takes approx. 3hrs and 30 mins to complete.
The old Keel cemetery is to be found on the southwest side of the Castlemaine to Annascaul road, two miles southwest from the village of Boolteens. It contains the ruins of an old church.
The village of Boolteens/ Keel has a rich historical heritage evidenced by a range of structures such as the old village pump and the remains of the McCarthy Mor Castle. An additional point of cultural interest is the old blacksmith forge within the village.
Directions: Boolteens is on the R561 4 kms west of Castlemaine Co Kerry. From Tralee take the N70 to Castlemaine and turn right onto the R561 .
From Farranfore Airport: Boolteens is a 20 min drive on the R561.