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 Castlegregory Parish, including a superb 9 hole links golf course situated between the scenic Lough Gill and Brandon Bay, at Stradbally.
The 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
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. After 8kms Turn right to stay on R560 into Castlegregory Village.