On the Ring of Kerry, Sneem, a small village, is justly regarded as a place of tranquility and artistic flare. Home to artists, in particular Anne Muller, Pam Muller, Jo-Anne Yelen and Diana Muller, all of whom practice their craft at Brushwood Studio's, just outside Sneem. Continuing this theme, the Sneem Sculpture Park displays sculpture produced by various artists, these sculptures include the goddess Isis, a Panda sculpture(donated by the Peoples Republic of China) and many more. The Risen Christ is located at St.Michael's Church. The village is divided in 2 by the Sneem river with a village green or square in each half. On the southern green can be found a statue of Steve Casey(Crusher) who was World Wrestling Champion between 1938 and 1947. On the northern green the folk of Sneem buried a time capsule in the year 2000 to be opened in 2100.
here is a fine selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs in the village as well as gift shops and general stores. The Kerry Way, a circular route passing over hills, though valleys, across bogs and through some villages, is a circular walking trail some 214km long. In Sneem it passes over the bridge between the the south and north of the village. Sneem has hosted many a celebrity, included are Charles DeGaulle, there is a sculpture on the North Green to commemorate his visits, Bernard Shaw, Charley Chaplin and the Queen of the Netherlands.
Being a small village there is little accommodation in Sneem and the surrounding area, but what there is, is of a good quality. 2 fine hotels and about 12 B&Bs and guest houses. The village, although busy in the summer daytime, is generally quiet in the evenings. Being on the Ring of Kerry it is a stopping off point for the tourist coaches that abound during the holiday season. Of course, Sneem, like many other towns and villages in Ireland holds its share of festivals. Four of note are the Sneem JFK 50 Mile challenge in May, the Sneem Family Festival in July, Geofest Walking Festival in October and the Sneem International Storytelling and Folklore Festival in November.
There are some self catering holiday homes in the area being able the cater for various numbers. If unable to find what you require in Sneem then look a little further, maybe Kenmare, Caherdaniel or Waterville. Some will be modern homes, others traditional stone cottages, apartments or even wood built chalets.
The map below indicates the location of Bed and Breakfast homes with the blue dots and Holiday Homes with the red dots Hover over and click the dots to view the property.