Caherdaniel is a small village a short distance from the Derrynane Bay. Although the community is spread out over the surrounding area, the hub of the village remains compact to the west of the main crossroads. There are two pubs here and hot meals can be secured, with seafood being a prominent part of the menu.
Derrynane House is a little over 2km to the west of Caherdaniel and was built in 1702. Daniel O'Connell, a prominent political leader in Irish history, once resided here. During a time when Ireland was governed by the British, O'Connell succesfully campaigned for the lifting of anti-Catholic laws that were empoverishing the country.
Derrynane House is open every day during the summer with exhibits depicting the life of O'Connell. The 120 hectares of the surrounding Derrynane National Historic Park is open throughout the year, providing woodland, sheltered gardens and beaches to explore.