Now first of all, let it be known that I have previously worked here at Dromquinna Manor… so why am I choosing to write about it then? Because to me Dromquinna sums up exactly what I hope to achieve with this website – to showcase the very best that Ireland has to offer, especially our food and great outdoors. That is exactly what Dromquinna is all about – great food and Kerry’s great outdoors – and fun times too!
If you are into getting away from it all & taking in some awesome scenery then glamping on this waterfront estate ticks all those boxes – and they will even throw in the snuggliest, most comfortable beds you will have ever slept in too!
Summer time glamping is available on a double or family tent basis so you can enjoy a sunset bottle of prosecco on your own veranda or tire out younger campers with the Wild Atlantic coastal air before toasting marshmallows on the all-weather fire pit and tucking them up in their own beds complete with hot water bottles for a deep and contented nights sleep.
Watching children visibly lose interest in ipads, iphones and whatever other screens they became attached to on the drive down to Kerry and instantaneously revert to good old fashioned play such as exploring and chasing is typical of the settling in routine at Dromquinna. One of the most magical moments is to watch as sleepy headed children realise their breakfast is being delivered to their tent and the surprise they get when they see a wicker basket with breakfast goodies left out on their picnic table just for them each morning.
Though you could spend your time chilling out within the grounds itself, many glampers choose to take off for a few hours and explore all that Kenmare has to offer. Seafari and splashing around at Star Outdoors (literally across the bay) are some of the most popular and for rainy days, Art & Mór in Kenmare town is the place to go to paint & decorate personalised souvenirs from Neidín.
With a view as special as the one above, the Boathouse Bistro is possibly the most idyllically located restaurants in the country. So while you are staying only steps away from here, why not take a wander down and enjoy the changing view as afternoon turns to evening and the sun’s rays and tide bring subtle changes to this shoreside haven, you may come for the views but the range of gins to try and the delicious food will keep you until after sunset!
Just don’t forget to end the day toasting marshmallows and telling stories around the fire!
If you are staying at Dromquinna & appreciate exploring around the outdoors, you’re already being spoilt with so many great places on the doorstep. There is one experience that is simply magnificent & is a must-do for me when I’m back visiting these parts – Gleninchaquin across the water in Beara…