Seefin Hike

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SEEFIN HIKE

This hike will afford you a view of Irish mythology and provide some nice photo opportunities as well. Have a read of Lady Gregory’s translation of The Pursuit of Diarmuid and Gráinne and Mícheál Coimín’s poem “The Lay of Oisin in the Land of Youth” to prepare for this hike. The views are nice on their own, but knowing the stories connected with the area can give your appreciation more depth. This route will take you to the foot of Seefin and then up around the horseshoe in a circle.

 

From the summit, you can see squares of fields dotted with houses and the Caragh River curling around the hills before meeting Castlemaine Harbour where the strands of Inch and Rossbeigh cut across the water.

THE WALK

Day 1 Training
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Day 2 Rafting Whitewater
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Day 3 Rafting The Chilko
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Hill running

Seefin is a favourite training spot for local hill runners. Many runners follow a route to Seefin from Glenbeigh.

Cartography

The view from Seefin takes in so much of Kerry that cartographers in the 1800s built a small trig point on the summit to make maps.

Oisin & Tír na nÓg

Rossbeigh is the place where Niamh took Oisin away on a white horse to live in the Land of Youth (Tír na nÓg).

Diarmuid & Gráinne

In Irish mythology, Fionn climbed to the summit to look out for his young bride, Gráinne, who had run away with the warrior Diarmuid.

Seefin Hike

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FAQ

Take the Ring of Kerry Road (N70) South from Killorglin toward Glenbeigh. After crossing the stone bridge over the River Caragh, take a left at the sign that says Treanmanagh, which will be sign-posted as part of the Kerry Way. There is room to park at the crossroads where the route leaves the road and becomes a trail.

Yes, you can park here.

Yes, with Mid Kerry Cabs by calling  +353 87 258 2040.

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