Information about Derrynane
Derrynane is a village in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the Iveragh peninsula, just off the N70 national secondary road near Caherdaniel on the shores of Derrynane Bay.
A Dolmen (or Stone Age Grave) in the area may date from 3000 BC. Around Derrynane, sites dating from 2000 BC, are associated with the Beaker people who were mining for copper in the area.
Image: Staigue Stone Fort
Places of interest
Derrynane - is the site of Derrynane House which was the home of Daniel O'Connell and now is a National Monument and part of a 320-acre (1.3 km²) National Park.
Staigue Stone Fort - one of Ireland's finest examples of an ancient ringfort is located approximately 3 miles from Derrynane.
There are sightseeing trips to the Skellig Islands from Derrynane Harbour daily during the Summer season.
Fishing in kayaks is also a popular pastime in the area and sometimes you can see dolphins.
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