Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland, Europe
(Shannon 2.5hrs / Kerry airport 1 hr / Cork 2.5hrs. / Dublin 4.5hrs.)
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 8)
Allow yourself to be enchanted by Corca Dhuibhne (West Kerry),a land of stunning impressive mountains, spectacular coastline and sandy beaches. Spend time in a place rich in tradition, literature and culture, where our native Irish language prospers but most of all spend time in a beautiful house where you can marvel at the splendour of its surroundings with every modern convenience the house offers privacy and comfort.
The spectacular views of the rugged cliffs which make up the coastline can be seen from every window of the house. It overlooks Clochar Beach, Sybil head, The Three Sisters, Mount Brandon, Smerwick Harbour. It blends in with the natural environment and is built with local stone. It allows you to feel part of this scenic land and is in the heart of the area which inspired classic films such as David Leans 'Ryan's Daughter' Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman epic 'Far and Away'.
Cherry wood kitchen with all mod.cons ,double oven, grill and 4 rings, coffee maker, big fridge with freezer, electric kettle, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer and all you need in the kitchen too numerous to mention.
Living room with comfortable seating and a big coffee table, big open log or turf fireplace. Satellite Television, library and a collection of CDs and DVDs, a big window looking out at the Ocean, Clogher Beach, Sybil Head, 3 Sisters, Clogher Head which is the nearest point to America, Ceann Sratha where the village of the Film of 'Far and Away' was constructed and the surrounding farms and their animals.
Dining room incudes dining table seating for 8-10 comfortable with double glass doors leading to balcony which has seating for 8 to 10 people which has stunning views of Clochar Beach, Sybil Head and the surrounding countryside and the Atlantic Ocean and listen to the waves crashing against the cliffs or watch the sailing boats or relax on the balcony with a drink watching the sun set over the sea 'Magical'
Big double en-suite bedroom, Separate powder room with toilet and washbasin.
Master suite with king size bed and sitting area; bathroom features original cast iron tub plus upstanding walk in shower.
Double bedroom en-suite,
Twin room with 2 single beds and en-suite
(all en-suites have power showers).
This is no ordinary cottage, quite apart from breath-taking views from every window, the house is utterly delightful and comfortable with oil fired central heating, wooden floors and subtle decor which sets the tone in this tranquil hideaway.
Situated on the Panoramic Slea Head drive and the Dingle Way, 10Km from the quaint fishing town of Dingle, 2Km from the village of Baile an Fheirtearaigh (Ballyferriter)with a church, 3 pubs, hotel, supermarket, restaurants, potteries, cafes, heritage centre.
Golf links, horse riding, hill walking, and beautiful safe sandy beaches close by.
1.5Km from the village of Dun Chaoin (Dunquin) Kruger's pub (the nearest pub to America) and the Blasket Island heritage center and restaurant. Boats to the Blasket Island leave from the pier on the hour is close by.
A good local Restaurant-cafe on your door step and the famous Murphy's Ice Cream is available there.
You will also see hens, chickens, geese, ducks and goats run around the field near Restaurant.
Sheep graze the lush land around the Stone House as do ponies from time to time. If the ponies are there they like you to pay them a little attention and feed them carrots/apples.
You can walk through the fields attached to the house and feel the freedom of living in the country also you can walk to the cliffs through the fields and sit on the stone wall and watch the waves and the ocean and the surrounding hills and cliffs and feel the peace and tranquility seep through your body!!
The house is situated in an ideal place for golfers with the beautiful Cean Sibeal 18 hole golf course links 4 minute drive from the house.
It’s a perfect location for writers, landscape artists or photographers as they can sit on the balcony or stay inside the big window and let the scenery do the rest....
National Geographic Explorer calls it "the Most Beautiful Place on Earth".
The Dingle Peninsula was selected as Ireland Best Costal Town in a Today FM Radio Competition in 2011.
The Dingle Peninsula is an angler’s paradise spanning a coast line of over 100kms, ideal area for deep sea and shore angling close to the house, guided tours and walks can be arranged.
We speak Irish(Gaelic)and summer schools are held in Ballyferriter all summer for all ages who want to learn or improve same.
The area is steeped in culture and history and surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in the world: Beal Ban Beach and Ventry Beach is only a short drive away with unspoilt white sand stretching for miles and safe for swimming, also Wine Strand, Black Strand, Coomanole beach which was a big part in 'Ryan’s Daughter' movie and you are looking out from the house at our beloved Clogher Strand with its lovely white sand also close by is the little cove called Cuas Naoa where fishermen used go out to fish in their little canoe in by-gone days.
The Connor Pass is the highest pass in Ireland and provides spectacular views of the Lakes and Dingle Harbour.
Test your climbing skills and climb 3000 feet high Mount Brandon only a short drive.
Slea Head Drive, which meanders through some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscape in the world is close by; and the Dingle Way is on your door step so don’t forget your walking boots.
The area has the greatest concentration of archaeological sites in Ireland with such treasures as Kilmalkeadar Church, Dun an Oir Fort of Gold, Gallarus Orartory which is shaped like an upturned boat and is the most perfectly preserved example of Irish architecture, Behive Huts and many more only a short distance from Tig Meaig.
The wonderful Heritage Centre at Dunquin celebrates the lives of the Blasket Islanders their culture and literary talents and the Irish Language is just a stroll away.
You take a boat trip from Dingle Bay to see our much loved Dolphin 'Fungi'
This cottage is owned and operated by my husband and me, Alec and Philomena Úi Chonchúir (O’Connor). Our families have lived in this area for generations; we were born here and our first language was Irish (Gaelic). If you are looking for a truly Irish experience, that is exactly what we offer.
Our six children, who also speak Irish, have fled the nest and are doing for themselves. Two of our sons, Niall and Brian, run the award-winning restaurant, AN CANTEEN, located on Dykegate Lane in Dingle town. Another son, Declan, owns the sheep you see in the pastures around our cottages. All our children help us clean and maintain them (the cottages, not the sheep) and we are lucky to have them as they are exceptionally good at this.
Alec and I live a simple life at the base of Cruach Mhárthain very close to where our cottages are located. We enjoy sharing the incredible beauty of this land with others and hope you will give us the opportunity to be your hosts. You will not regret it!
We know that you have worked hard and saved your money to stay in one of our cottages, and we do our best to ensure that your visit is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Many of our guests have been coming to us for years.
Tig Meaig was left to us by my uncle, John Flaherty, known locally as John na Graigue, and his wife, Meáig na gConnars (O Conchúir), when Meáig passed away in 1987. The cottage was rebuilt in 2006 to modern 21st century standards using the original stones.
My husband and I come to Tig Meaig every year. We can personally vouch for Phil and Alec and their family and know they will treat you better than you can imagine.
All of the photos (except those taken by Scott Atherton, another long-time visitor) were taken by us so they are authentic. The photos of the rooms are as they looked when we arrived, they are not staged professional photos, and the activities listed on the Local Attractions page are things we’ve actually done.
Your experience in these cottages will be as it is represented on this website.