The Stepping Stone Bed & Breakfast with Cooky Monsters Cafe

Maghanlawaun  Bridia Valley  Glencar  County Kerry  Ireland


    GPS 5158'21.3348"-946'51.7044"W    OS map ref:V 7766 8144     Satnav: 51.97232, -9.78111  Mountain Weather   

A little retreat to rest those feet

Local Attractions

Rock art at Coumreagh,



Cooky Monsters Cafe
Evening Menu
Packed Lunch
Booking Rates &  dates2023
Kerry Way
Trails Links
Local Attractions
Map & Directions
Mountain Weather
Local Weather

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ancient rock art at Coumreagh -9.76141   51,96870 and Shronahiree Mor -9.83476  51.96661

Kerry Way

New Bridia ring route follow the red man a circular route starting at the Stepping stone approx time 90+/- minutes

Premier long distance walking route around 130 miles (208Km) following the coast, or 139miles (222Km)by the overland route from Waterville to Caherdaniel.there are many additional side walks on the way normally without straying from the path you should complete the Kerry way between 9 and 11 days see our links page for additional information

Kerry Way

Ancient Stone round houses Muingagarha -9.76882 51.97342

stone circles round houses 200 metres from the road

Horse riding Glenbeigh -9.95397 52.05619

Burkes 066 976 8872 mobile 0872379110
Beach Gallops, forest trekking a fun day out.

Golf Waterville, Dooks, Killarney, Kenmare, Beaufort, Ring of Kerry

the very best of Kerry's golf courses all within 35 minutes drive
Dooks Golf Links ~ Phone 066 976 8205
Killorglin Golf Club ~ Phone 066 976 1979
Killarney Mahoney's point Phone 064 6631034
Killarney Ross Golf ross rd 064 6631125
Beaufort 064 6644440
Kenmare 064 6641291
Waterville 066 9474102
Ring of Kerry 064 6642000

Salmon, Trout and Sea Fishing

The Caragh river Irelands premier salmon river
Lough Caragh, Acoose, Cloon & Currane trout fishing.
Sea Angling - Killorglin Phone 087 231 2366
Lough Na Kirka Trout Fishing 066 976 9244
Trout & Salmon lower Caragh 086 156 2828
Salmon & Trout upper Caragh 066 97 60 199


Starting point -9.78128 51.97225 for guided and self-guided ascent of carrauntoohill -9.74298 51.99936. probably the most consistent gradient for the ascent and descent on the MacGillycuddy's Reeks
Guide available prior booking required 40 per person up to 4 persons
5 or more 160.00

Telephone: 066 9760215

IMRA Carrauntoohil race normally held first Sunday in June [Bank holiday weekend]Starting point -9.78386 51.97342

Kerry Bog Village Museum & Red Fox Inn -9.88374 52.07185

A Step back to the start of the 18th c Thatched village. Visit the old blacksmith's forge, the turf cutters house, stable dwelling and dairy house, Denny's hen house, the labourer's cottage and the Thatcher's dwelling. large car park area, children's play area and a chance to see the extremely rare Kerry Bog Ponies. The Museum is wheelchair accessible and facilities include a gift shop, the red fox inn just next door good food and a pint.

Glenbeigh Festival & Races

Annual event in September, Takes place on Rossbeigh Beach tidal dependant.

Puck Fair

Held 10th 11th 12th August Starts with the gathering a parade and crowning of a Puck Goat who is king of the fair for 3 days he is hoisted to a lofty perch in the square to oversee the festivities. you can enjoy the horse & cattle fairs street traders traditional music day & night dancers storytelling fireworks

Glencar Cattle Show

normally held on the last Sunday of June
cattle show pony& horse show dog show traditional Irish dancing stalls sheep dog trials

heard on Kerry radio now appearing daily at the stepping stone Archibald the budgie


Dining out

restaurants that we recommend advanced booking advised
The Lime tree Kenmare 064 6641225
Carrig House Caragh Lough 066 976 9100
The Smugglers inn Waterville 066 9474330
Nick's Killorglin 066 976 1219
West end house Killarney 06 6632271
Packie's Kenmare 064 6641508
Jack's  Cromane 066 9769102


Taxi please note taxi fares may change without notice all prices are one way

Lyrannes 15
Glenbeigh 40
Black Valley 52
Lough Acoose 20
Killarney 55
Caragh Lough/Carrig house 25


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