Cáitín's Pub & Hostel

Cáitín's Pub & Hostel, Kells. County Kerry | View of Dingle Bay from Hostel Cáitín's Pub & Hostel, Kells. County Kerry | Inside Caitin's Pub Cáitín's Pub & Hostel, Kells. County Kerry | Private Twin Room with Ensuite 

Cáitín's is located on the 'Ring of Kerry Cycle Route' and has panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula. It is a family-run hostel and B&B with a pub to the front of the building.

There are a variety of rooms on offer at the hostel from private double and twin rooms with ensuite, to 4-bed, 6-bed or 10-bed dormitories. Although there is a kitchen with self-catering facilities, it is also possible to order a full breakfast.

Hikers wanting to break up one of the longer Kerry Way sections can look to Kells as a welcome intermediary point that opens up some alternative planning options. More manageable distances of around 20km to either Cahersiveen or Mastergeehy can be better enjoyed when setting out from Cáitín's.

To reach Cáitín's Hostel, walkers can follow a forestry road down from the Kerry Way at Coomshanna. This rocky road passes beneath the impressive Gleensk Viaduct which saw its last train pass overhead in 1960, when the line was finally shut down.

A section of the train line, called the 'Golden Mile', is open for walking along. It can be found beside the Quarry Restaurant. Another walk of merit is an old mass path which crosses over Cnoc na dTobar (690m). Good navigational skills are essential to try this. Ask for more information at the hostel.

Other alternatives to spending an extra day in the area can be to stroll around the sub-tropical 'Kells Bay Gardens'. There is also a blue flag beach at Kells Bay. Something more unusual is to see a live exhibit of a farmer and his dog rounding up a flock of sheep.

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