Sheen Falls Lodge          

 Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland  Kenmare − Ireland

Five-star hospitality at Sheen Falls Lodge

Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, this five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is renowned for its 2AA Rosette restaurant and luxurious rooms, suites and villas. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, outside the town of Kenmare, Co Kerry, Sheen Falls Lodge is an unforgettable base for your Irish holiday, providing the ultimate in hospitality.

Perhaps you're looking for the best Irish festivals, fantastic food events, or simply the perfect place to seal that all important business deal. There’s no shortage of events happening at the hotel and surrounding local areas.

Work, pleasure or play. Sheen Falls Lodge is the ideal place to explore south west Ireland. 

Looking to bring the full family to stay? We have a wide selection of rooms that are perfect to accommodate all the family from infants to young adults, allowing you to experience the different room categories at Sheen Falls Lodge.

For families with older children a selection of interconnecting room options are available or alternately our villas offer enhanced living and accommodation arrangements.

Family accommodation is very popular and gets booked up in advance for school and bank holidays, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Classic, Deluxe and Superior Deluxe Rooms can accommodation up to 2 adults and 1 child. Rooms size start at 39 square metres (419 square feet) to up 47 square metres (505 square feet).

Estate Bay View and Falls View Rooms can accommodation up to 2 adults and 3 children. These large open plan rooms have an enhanced sitting area, with an average size of 61 square metres (660 square feet).

Falls View Suites can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children. The suite comprises of an entrance hall, bathroom, master bedroom and a separate sitting room area which sleeps up to 3 children. Total area is approximately 74-93 square metres (800 square feet) of space.

Falls View Suites also interconnect with Superior Deluxe Rooms, which offer further flexibility to accommodate larger families of up to 2 adults and 5 children or 4 adults and 3 children.  

Children up to 15 years of age may be accommodated on either wall beds or single futons.

Children are welcome to dine in The Falls Restaurant accompanied by their parents and they can enjoy our specially created menus which are inspired by what kids like to eat. In-room dining is also available, if you prefer a cosy night with a DVD from our library. You can also order a picnic or packed lunch if you plan on going walking or cycling in the area. During school holidays, we have children’s tea available from 5.30pm each evening. Please click here for a sample menu.


During mid-term breaks and school holidays, the hotel offers supervised movies and board games for children from 6.30pm to 9.30pm each evening.


Swimming Times – 9am to 5pm in Easanna Health Club.

Bicycles – available on a complimentary basis from Easanna Health Club.

Tennis and croquet – equipment available from Easanna Health Club.

Horse riding.





Kenmare’s ‘One Stop Shop’ for Adventure and Water Sports. Try kayaking, canoeing, pedal boating, wake boarding, water trampoline and water slide as well as land based activities such as crazy golf, assault course, paintballing and much more.

Families staying at Sheen Falls Lodge can avail of a 10% discount on any pre-booked activities.










Families can enjoy chocolate making workshop in Lorge’s factory and discover the passion of chocolate and share the fun together. Learn the history and origin of chocolate before getting stuck into dipping, moulding and making!












Visit Ireland’s only interactive and interpretative Sculpture Garden. Set in a spectacular waterfall oasis, The Ewe Gallery offers great fun and enjoyment for all ages.













Seal and eagle watching tours sail from Kenmare Pier daily. This eco-nature boat tour of Kenmare Bay enables you to explore the prolific wildlife found in the magical and tranquil waters.












If mud surfing, coasteering and gorge walking sound like your sort of thing, don’t miss a trip to this hugely popular activity centre.













At Molly Gallivan’s you will experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences. Molly’s farm is complete with animals, fowl and traditional farm machinery. On the farm you will also visit the ghostly ruins of a family dwelling from the era of the Great Famine and a Neolithic Stone Row that forms part of an ancient sun calendar – 5,000 years of history on a 500m walk.










Kenmare’s only Paint Your Own Pottery studio. With the help of trained staff and a room full of inspiration, you are guaranteed to be amazed at the quality of what you produce. A real life-saver on a wet day!












Explore south west Ireland

Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, on the Wild Atlantic Way, allow us to be your springboard for discovering the untamed beauty of the south west of Ireland. Picturesque towns, unspoilt coastlines, dramatic mountains, scenic drives, country estates… Few places offer as much as here.

Sheen Falls Lodge is just a five-minute drive from Kenmare, ‘the jewel on the Ring of Kerry’, nestled on the seashore at the foot of the Cork and Kerry mountains. This colourful heritage town offers an authentic flavour of Irish culture, with gourmet restaurants, artisanal food producers, unique independent shops, and music and arts festivals throughout the year. From here, discover the stunning Wild Atlantic Way along Ireland's west coast.

To find out more about the local area, please call +353 (0) 64 6641600 or email

We edge both the world famous Ring of Kerry, or Iveragh Peninsula, and the lesser-known Ring of Beara. Home to Ireland’s highest peaks and waterfalls, their spectacular beauty is beyond question, forming a natural centre for boundless outdoor pursuits and activities. 

We are also close to Derrynane House and Beach, Muckross House, Ladies View and Torc Waterfalls, Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, Garnish Island and the Skellig Michael World Heritage Site, while the Dingle Peninsula is about 1.5 hours away. 

Little wonder that these mythical regions have attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Now it’s your turn.

A unique country house hotel

Luxurious. Relaxing. Beautiful. As one of Ireland’s leading 5 star hotels, this hallmark also extends to our supremely spacious bedrooms, some of which have open fireplaces and stunning views over either Kenmare Bay or the cascading Sheen Waterfalls. 


Stepping into the Falls Master Suite, you can sense the care and craftsmanship that have gone into its design. From the opulent architecture to the small features and flourishes, the suite is bound to charm. And with a six-seated dining table and extra bathroom, it’s a marvellous place for you to entertain company.

The most striking space is the octagonal drawing room, with an oculus set into the ceiling twenty feet above. One wall is almost completely composed of wide windows, where you can watch the River Sheen roll down the waterfall, under the 18th-century stone bridge, and into Kenmare Bay. In the winter, savour a good book and a vintage brandy from your private bar, as logs from the nearby coppice crackle and flame in the fireplace.

In the warmer months, take breakfast on the bedroom balcony, overlooking the gardens and the river. With your own parking space, side entrance and personal check-in service, you can enjoy a true escape in tranquillity and luxury. 


Swing open the French doors from the lounge area and step out onto your own private terrace. Across the garden, patchworked with heather, is the tumbling waterfall, the riverbanks lined with ancient oaks. Sit on the terrace sunloungers and sip Champagne, listening to the burble of the water and watching for wildlife.

Inside, the suite is open plan – a bright and flowing space. Bespoke furnishings from local suppliers adorn the room, designed to evoke the natural beauty for which Kenmare is famed. With a king bed and discrete dressing room, the Oscars Suite is the perfect place for you and your partner to relax, luxuriate and simply spend time together.


Warm yourself by the log fire in winter, listen to bright birdsong in the spring, spend summer mornings sipping coffee on the private patio; The Landsdowne Suite has a calm and peaceful charm in all seasons. The living space is open plan, with a sunken sitting room and three steps leading up to the dining and kitchen area. Sunlight flows in through the tall windows and the suite is tastefully styled with locally crafted furniture and the natural colours of Kenmare.

As night falls, ascend the staircase to the master bedroom; the windows look out at Kenmare Bay, where silver moonlight ripples on the waves. The Landsdowne Suite sleeps two adults in 1645 square feet of space (150 square metres), while two optional adjoining rooms turn the suite into a two- or three-bedroom apartment, perfect for families or groups of travelling companions. 


An unusual layout, a particular view, a certain ambience… each of our five Signature Suites is unique and exceptional. Whether it’s a wall of windows facing the waterfall, an open fireplace warming the room, or a balcony looking over the River Sheen, our guests fall in love with the features of their favourite suites.

Our Signature Suites are mainly for couples looking for homely luxury: a place where you can unwind when exploring Kenmare’s wild beauty, exquisite cuisine and slow way of life. To find the suite that suits your taste, get in touch and we can suggest the right one for you: call + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email


A wonderful suite where you'll feel at home, whether you're a couple looking for time alone or you're on a family holiday. Watch the river from the window of the master bedroom, and when the sun sets let the burbling water soothe you to sleep. The sitting room also overlooks the waterfall through tall, wide windows. And the décor echoes the beauty outside, from the velvety moss blanketing the river stones, to the warm wood tones and floral flourishes.

Up to three children can sleep comfortably in the sitting room and two adults in the bedroom. You can also interconnect each of the suites with a Superior Deluxe Room, hosting up to four adults and three children or two adults and five children. 


Wonderful for a romantic escape, where you can truly tune out of the wider world and find peace and quiet in one another’s company. Our Bay View Suites feature an en-suite bedroom and separate drawing room, with an entrance hall adjoining the two. Both rooms overlook the beauty of Kenmare Bay, with interiors influenced by the fauna and features of the natural landscape.

Sit back with a book in a sumptuous armchair, or spread out on the sofa and watch a film from our collection. If, inspired by the landscape, you wish to put pen to paper, every one of our rooms and suites has a writing desk, and all our furniture is made by skilled local craftsmen. 


Natural light pours in through the wide windows, where you can pick a volume from the bookshelf, settle into the sofa and lose yourself between the pages. The open-plan seating area has plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy. Outside, the stone bridge spans the River Sheen, where herons ply the water as it purls around the rocks.

Carefully designed interiors bring the outside in, reflecting the colours and ambience of the hotel’s natural surroundings: the heather in the gardens, the murmuring river and the oak and beech trees that envelop the estate. With extra beds available for families, and an average room size of 660 square feet (61 square metres), our Estate Falls View Rooms can accommodate up to two adults and three children, or a couple for a luxurious longer stay. 


Relax in an open-plan room, with plenty of space for a family or couple planning a longer stay. On average, our Estate Rooms are 660 square feet (61 square metres). From the sitting area, ponder the changing landscape as the bay ebbs and flows, bringing seals at high tide and birdlife at low. Or sink into the soft, sumptuous couch as evening draws in and watch a film from our extensive collection.

With two beds set stylishly into a wall-mounted wardrobe, our Estate Bay View Rooms can sleep two adults and up to three children, yet remain a spacious area to spend time with family, plan the day’s activities, or relax after exploring the beauty of Kenmare. 


Spacious, relaxed and luxurious. Our Superior Rooms are similar to our Deluxe Rooms, but with extra space and better views of the waterfall. After a day of wandering the countryside, take some time to slow down. Perhaps settle into an easy chair and watch the water cascade beneath the bridge, or flick on the bedside lamp and curl up under the covers with a book from the room’s collection.

We’ve decorated each of our rooms with pieces handmade by local artisans, from the art adorning the walls to the sumptuous seating and exquisite curtains. Our Superior Rooms are on average 505 square feet (47 square metres) and can sleep two adults with an optional extra bed for a child. 


Sip a coffee and contemplate the view from one of the plush armchairs by the window; our Deluxe Rooms overlook the waterfall, where the River Sheen runs under the old stone bridge and tumbles down towards the bay. If you’re lucky you might glimpse a heron, or the rare sight of salmon leaping upstream.

The room’s colour scheme takes its cues from the landscape outside, while the furniture, fabrics and furnishings are made by local craftsmen and carefully selected by our interior designers. Our Deluxe Rooms are on average 440 square feet (41 square metres), so whether you’re a couple looking for some time alone or a small family of three, you’ll have plenty of space to unwind.


A place where you can unwind and relax in your own calm, quiet room. Gaze out at Kenmare Bay, shimmering at high tide and drawing birdlife as the water ebbs out to sea. Or choose from the room’s selection of books, handpicked by our librarian, and settle down beside the window to read in the light of the setting sun.

Each of our Classic Rooms is decorated with colours, textures and patterns inspired by the serenity of the surrounding countryside. And at 419 square feet (38 square metres), there’s generous space for a couple to stay here comfortably, or a small family of two adults and one child.


Luxury holiday villas

An enchanting two-bedroom thatched cottage, an elegant apartment or a superb four-bedroom house. Our luxury holiday villas offer ultimate comfort with a home-from-home atmosphere – and the benefit of unlimited access to all of the hotel’s services and activities.


Long, elegant dining rooms for joyful family meals. Spacious sitting rooms with elegant furniture and glowing fires. Private gardens where children can play, and patios where you can sit and sip coffee, take lunch and enjoy the fresh Kenmare air. Our four-bedroom Bay Villas are ideal places for you to get together with family and friends to celebrate one another’s company. Book one villa for a party of eight or both for a gathering of up to 16.

Strike out and explore the local walks through woodland and alongside the River Sheen, or venture further afield and discover the untamed beauty of south-west Ireland, from mountain ranges and historic towns to the Wild Atlantic Way.

Just a short stroll from Sheen Falls Lodge, you’ll have access to all the hotel amenities. Indulge in a spa treatment, dine at The Falls Restaurant, or book onto one of our many activities, with everything from falconry to fishing. You’ll be our guest, enjoying all the services that Sheen Falls Lodge provides, but with your own private accommodation. 



As you approach Marianne’s Cottage, with its thatched roof and tall stone chimney, you’ll find yourself spellbound. Inside it’s just as enchanting, from the open-beam ceilings and log fires to the effortless blend of traditional charm and contemporary comfort. Sink back into the sitting-room couch with a good book in hand and a glass of wine beside you.

When the night comes to a close, climb the staircase to your bedroom. Each room has a marble en-suite, where you can luxuriate in a hot bath or shower away the day’s adventures before curling up in your king-size bed. The rooms also have their own balconies, and can be converted to twin bedrooms if you’re here with family.

Morning light illuminates the sun lounge, with the garden all around, gently sloping down to Kenmare Bay; walk to the water’s edge, where you can spot seals, otters and a wealth of birdlife, from oystercatchers and kingfishers to the rare white-tailed sea eagles. The hotel is only a five-minute walk away; treat yourself in our spa or sample the freshest local food, expertly prepared in our two AA Rosette restaurant.



Roll through the private gate, down the meandering drive, to your own tucked-away cottage. You’ll feel as though you’ve passed into a pastoral idyll, with the thatched roof, birdsong tinkling in the trees and Kenmare Bay visible beyond the branches. An acre of private garden encircles the cottage, filled with flowering shrubs.

Push open the front door and walk down the hallway into the drawing room: warm tones, traditional style and an open fire. The kitchen is truly memorable, with a bright bay window and an eye-level fire filling the room with a flickering glow. Beside the kitchen, the sun lounge opens out onto your terrace, with a rolling lawn leading down to the edge of the bay. Up the spiral staircase are your two bedrooms with marble en-suites. In the morning, enjoy the early sun and Atlantic air on your bedroom balcony, looking out over the bay.

Little Hay is perfect as a peaceful retreat for you and your family, or two couples travelling together. For larger parties, book the nearby Garden Cottage, which can accommodate an additional four guests. Take a five-minute stroll to the main hotel, where you’ll find our restaurant, spa and a range of activities and country pursuits.



Garden Cottage feels like it’s your own little secret. As you sit out on the terrace, watching the sunset over the bay and the suspension bridge in the distance, it’s as though you’re the only people for miles. Inside, there’s a kitchenette and a cosy lounge, which shares the terrace view of Kenmare Bay.

In the evening, retire to your room and browse the books that our librarian has selected. The cottage has two bedrooms, one king and one twin, each with an en-suite bathroom. The décor throughout matches the traditional thatch-and-stone style, with touches and echoes of the natural surroundings.

You can book the Garden Cottage on its own as a peaceful retreat, or pair it with Little Hay Cottage for a party of up to eight. In the morning, set out and explore the local walks, ambling alongside rivers, woods and parkland. Or stroll over to the main hotel and all its amenities, including our restaurant, our spa, and a range of activities.

The Easanna Spa

If the Estate’s enchanting surroundings and the cascading waters of Sheen Falls haven’t worked their therapeutic magic, then a visit to Easanna Spa certainly will.

A light, serene and stylish environment awaits for your top-to-toe journey of relaxation. Wash away the day with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, or simply recline around the stylish indoor heated pool. A Fitness Suite is available for guests on a complimentary basis and is open 24 hours a day.

Then, why not indulge yourself with one of our wide range of holistic treatments or beauty therapies, guaranteed to leave you feeling leave feeling refreshed, revitalised and completely pampered?

For more information or to book a treatment, please talk to a member of our friendly spa team on + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email 


Our handpicked team of qualified beauty therapists can assess your wellbeing needs and help you choose the perfect treatment from a menu that includes mud or Atlantic seaweed body wraps, Swedish massage, and a range of facials. Beauty treatments such as manicures and pedicures will also ensure you look, and feel, your very best.

We’re pleased to use products by Elemis who lead the way in innovative and professional therapies for over 20 years. We also use the Voya organic product range, which draws from the Emerald Isle’s own natural nutrients including hand-harvested seaweed and knowledge of local traditional treatments.

Treatment List


Indoor heated pool



Steam room 

Private treatment rooms 

Beauty and holistic therapies

Children are welcome to use the health club facility between 9am-6pm daily. During these hours, children must be supervised by an adult.


To book please ring extension 510 or call 064 6640003

Cancellation Policy: Please be advised that a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged where the treatment is not cancelled at least 48 hours in advance. If there is a no show for a treatment a fee of 100% is charged. In the event of arriving late for an appointment, the treatment or activity time may be shortened but the full fee will be charged.

Invigorating activities

With the breathtaking 300-acre Sheen Falls Estate right on your doorstep, you’re never more than a hop, skip and jump from a plethora of exciting outdoor activities. Do as little, or as much, as you want. It’s enough to leave you, well, breathless.

Salmon fishing on a private stretch of the River Sheen, horse riding holidays in dramatic countryside, world-class golf courses, kayaking, falconry, clay pigeon shooting, hill walking, tennis… The list is practically exhaustive.

Or, if you prefer to take things a little more gently, enjoy the simple freedom of strolling through our beautiful woodlands. Meander along riverside walks and forest pathways, explore our hidden 19th century plantation, or contemplate the inspiring art on display in our very own gallery.

From Kenmare, explore Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. The world's longest coastal route, it takes in 2,500km of stunning natural beauty along the west coast from Malin Head to the Old Head of Kinsale. Make this the year to journey it all, or discover the Clare to Kerry leg with Sheen Falls Lodge as your base.

Guests can also take to two wheels using our complimentary hotel bicycles. How about something a little bit different? Special activities such as chocolate making, pottery lessons and treasure hunts can also be arranged.

A single moment of boredom? Not a chance.

To find out more, please call + 353 (0) 64 6641600 

Activities Price List



With 15 miles of outstanding fishing on the estate alone, you can almost feel the twitch of the line from your bedroom window. With plentiful lakes nearby too, salmon, trout and fly fishing are all possible here. Just keep an eye on Oscar the heron, says our resident instructor.

Some say fishing in Ireland is better than anywhere else, and there are few nicer bases to set out from than Sheen Falls Lodge. From the River Sheen tumbling through the estate, to the lakes of Gleninchaquin, Barfinnihy and Cloonee, a short drive away, there are plenty of excellent opportunities to catch trout and salmon, as well as numerous sheltered bays and inlets for beach fishing. 

Our experienced resident instructor, or Ghillie as it's traditionally known, is on hand to impart that all important local knowledge to your fishing break. Guiding, equipment and licenses can also be arranged.

Not many hotels can boast their very own smoke house, but Sheen Falls Lodge can. Fish or no fish in hand, you’ll be able to enjoy our very own freshly caught wild Atlantic salmon, cooked or smoked to perfection and served in our restaurants.

To find out more, please call + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email


Rising in Kerry’s Caha Mountains and flowing in a northerly direction for 15 miles, the River Sheen makes its way through the estate’s grounds before entering the sea at Kenmare bay. As a spate system, the Sheen is subject to violent floods, so please do take care.

Fishing on the entire river is controlled by the Sheen Falls Estate, with all legal methods allowed. Shrimp is particularly effective in low water and spinning/worming in a spate, while fly fishing is productive in medium water.


Salmon fishing is mostly concentrated on the first five to six miles of the river, up to Dromagorteen Bridge (just north of Bonane on the N71). However, the first four miles up to Dromanassig are considered the best. The finest pools are Sheen Pool, Flat Pool, Sand Pool and Weir Pool, just above the Sheen Falls.

Other pools of attention run up to Releagh Bridge (N71), but do bear in mind that the water runs very quickly off the upper river. The Coomeelan River, which joins the Sheen from the East above Dromogarteen Bridge, also has a few pools worth fishing.


A decent run of spring fish often starts the season, but it can be May before it’s worth wetting a line. The impressive Grilse run – Atlantic salmon returning to the river after just one season – starts at the end of May and continues through until the end of August, with June and July being peak season.

Sea trout can also run from May, but like many other rivers, their numbers have been in steady decline. Brown Trout fishing can be good too, with resident fish weighing up to 3lb.


Gleninchaquin Lake is set in a beautiful mountainside location, not too far from Kenmare. You can fish for brown trout in the two lakes without additional charge. Surrounded by high, rugged cliffs, Cummeenadillure Lough is a tranquil place suitable for other pursuits such as walking. 

Barfinnihy Lake is located six miles from Kenmare with stunning views of Molls Gab. Stocked monthly by the regional fisheries board, you’ll find rainbow trout in abundance with spinning and fly fishing the most popular methods. 

Cloonee Lake, part of the Cloonee System, is eight miles south of Kenmare and contains large stocks of brown trout and sea trout from late July onwards. The picturesque fishing spot attracts international anglers and there are boats for hire in the area.

List of Fishing Packages


With its picturesque location and many well-known golf courses nearby, Sheen Falls Lodge is regarded as one of the best golf hotels in Ireland.

The County of Kerry must be every golfer’s paradise. While some courses are set amidst tranquil woodlands and lakes, casting beautiful reflections on still days, others enjoy breathtaking views over the bay, with blasts of invigorating sea air. It's a perfect spot for scenic golf holidays.

For the romantic, there is no better place to play. For the ambitious, satisfaction will also be found in the challenge of playing some of Europe’s finest courses. The 18-hole Kenmare Golf Club and The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club, both designed by Ireland’s foremost designer Eddie Hackett, are courses of particular exception.

Whatever your ability or group requirements, we’d be happy to advise and help organise your perfect golf break.

To find out more, please call + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email


Parkland, 18 holes, 6,003 yards, par 71.

Celebrating its centenary year in 2003 and with a recently refurbished club house, this 18-hole course is set alongside the quiet waters of the Roughty Estuary, just one mile away from Sheen Falls Lodge. Maintained all year round, it features some interesting holes, using the natural terrain of the Kerry Mountains to offer the golfer a fair and satisfying challenge.

Sheen Falls Lodge can guarantee guests tee-off times from Monday to Saturday included. 


Parkland, 18 holes, 6,923 yards, par 72. 

This ‘must play’ golf course has become one of the most beautiful and challenging in Ireland. Situated five miles from the hotel and tucked between the heather-covered Doha Mountains and the McGillycuddy’s Reeks, it has magnificent views over Kenmare Estuary. The PGA-standard course also offers a driving range, golf buggies and a restaurant and bar area. 


O’Mahony’s Point, Killarney (distance 17 miles): Parkland, 18 holes, 6,765 yards, par 72.

Dooks Golf Course (distance 25 miles): Links, 18 holes, 6,010 yards, par 70. 

Waterville Golf Course (distance 45 miles): Links, 18 holes, 7,184 yards, par 72. 

Tralee (distance 55 miles): Links, 18 holes, 6,877 yards, par 71. 

Ceann Sibel (distance 65 miles): Links, 18 holes, 6,696 yards, par 72.

Ballybunion, Old Course (distance 65 miles): Links, 18 holes, 6,542 yards, par 71. 

Ballybunion, Cashen (distance 65 miles): Links, 18 holes, 6,026 yards, par 72. 

Old Head Kinsale (distance 70 miles): Links, 18 holes, 7,119 yards, par 72.



Marvel and interact with one of nature’s most majestic predators. Under instruction from an experienced falconer, our guided Hawk Walks will take you on a stroll through the estate where you can watch, handle and fly these awesome birds for yourself.












Perfect your aim, sharpen your reactions and experience the unrivalled thrill of a shoot. Your instructor will be on hand to offer advice and all of the necessary equipment to ensure you can safely enjoy this exciting sport.












Equestrian enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can take to the saddle and canter along carefully chosen river-side trails or trek through forested mountain paths – a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the estate.













Our all-weather, floodlit Savanna Tennis Court is ideally placed overlooking Kenmare Bay, offering superb views of the ebbing tide and the local wildlife as you play. With complementary court and racket hire, there are no excuses for not hitting the court.












With intimate knowledge of the surrounding landscapes, join one of our walking guides and ramble through some of Ireland’s most rugged scenic locations. From relaxed routes on the Beara Peninsula to long-distance hikes on The Kerry Way or Wild Atlantic Way, there’s something for everyone.












Glide along Kenmare Bay and paddle amongst the reeds up the Roughty River on a guided kayak trip. This is a fun and informative excursion, with an abundance of wildlife waiting to be seen.













Our thriving gardens are home to many old and rare native species. You may even be lucky enough to stumble across our 19th century plantation, The Queen’s Walk, a hidden gem within the estate planted in anticipation of Queen Victoria’s visit in 1861.












Get a new perspective of the stunning south west of Ireland. Designed for photographers of all levels, bring your camera along and join our seasoned photographer for an instructive and fun day excursion.













We’d also be happy to help you arrange any number of other offsite actives, including:



Mountain climbing

Guided walking and cycling tours


Boat trips

Treasure hunts

Chocolate making 

Pottery lessons



Lying 8 miles off the coast of Portmagee in South Kerry, Skellig Michael towers 714 ft above the sea and was the location for a monastic settlement from about the sixth century. The remarkably well preserved remains of this settlement draw visitors from near and far to experience the solitude and spirituality of the remote and inaccessible place, these monks called home. On the spectacular Small Skelligs 23,000 pairs of gannet nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world. This Unesco World Heritage Site is set to see a huge increase in visitor numbers this year following the appearance of Skellig Michael in the new Star Wars movie and limited availability on the island means booking well in advance is essential. You can visit the island by boat or take a helicopter tour, both of which can be arranged by the hotel.

Country house wedding venue in Kerry

Set within a 300-acre estate overlooking Kenmare Bay, at the foot of the dramatic Caha Mountains and the cascading Sheen Falls, this is the start of something very special: the perfect backdrop for your Irish wedding.

As one of the top country house wedding venues in Kerry, Sheen Falls Lodge is a simply spectacular choice for a ceremony, reception, civil ceremony or partnership. We can play host to events for between 14 and 200 guests, catering for both intimate weddings and grand, exclusive-use occasions with a choice of elegant venues and spaces guided by the size of your party.

We would love to discuss your wedding ideas, and find that telephone, Skype and personal appointments are always best. We are more than happy to answer any of your queries. Please contact Clodagh Ryan, our Wedding and Events Sales Executive, at


Hire Sheen Falls Lodge exclusively to create a private day that’s all you ever imagined.

With exclusive use of the hotel, hold your celebration in The Falls Restaurant, seating 120 to 200 guests, including use of the Cocktail Bar and Sun Lounge. Exclusive overnight accommodation rates mean there’s plenty of space for friends and family to stay in luxury before sharing memories over breakfast the next morning.


At Sheen Falls Lodge, we specialise in romantic, intimate weddings. Get married against the backdrop of Kenmare Bay, with your day planned just as you’d like it.

For truly intimate gatherings, choose our Drawing Room (40 guests) or Library (14 guests), both overlooking the bay. Then sit down to a five-course dining experience, in addition to petit fours and an evening buffet. As the day draws to a close, head to your suite with Champagne, handmade chocolates and strawberries.

 Exclusive use wedding brochure

Intimate weddings brochure

The Falls Restaurant can accommodate up to 200 guests with the adjacent Cocktail Bar and Sun Lounge ideal for your drinks reception and entertainment. The Sir William Petty Suite, overlooking Kenmare Bay, can welcome up to 100 guests. If you’re looking for intimate wedding venues, The Drawing Room makes an excellent choice for up to 40 guests, while The Library can seat up to 14.

Combine this with an outstanding dining experience and you’ll understand why we’re one of the most unique wedding venues in Ireland. A culinary feast of fresh, local produce is at our head chef’s disposal, meaning you can choose from a refined and exceptional set menu, or work with us to create your own. Champagne receptions, informal summer barbecues and evening buffets are also possible. And of course, exclusive room rates are available for your wedding, so that you and your guests can retire at your own leisure to mark the perfect end to a magical day.

Each of our 5-star weddings is designed in collaboration with you. Together with our dedicated team, we’ll help you create an occasion that meets – and exceeds – your expectations.


Corporate events

Think luxury accommodation, beautifully designed spaces and expansive views over Kenmare Bay and the dramatic McGillycuddy’s Reeks.

Let us take care of all the important and finer details so you can concentrate on what you do best. We can help to arrange events, including corporate parties, working dinners, board meetings, incentives and team away days.

To find out more, please call + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email


We offer corporate lunch catering guaranteed to impress. Depending on your event and numbers, you can choose from a seasonal and locally sourced lunch or dinner menu, or we can create something particular for your occasion. From the music to the food and wine, we tailor everything to you.

All this, combined with our attention to detail, makes for a meeting that is truly memorable. So relax and enjoy your day, knowing you have our team of professionals to serve you with our famous Irish hospitality and outstanding levels of service and customer care.

Dine at our Kenmare restaurant

Home-smoked salmon caught on the estate, seafood from Castletownbere and organic vegetables from suppliers just down the lane. Sheen Falls Lodge is home to one of the finest Kenmare restaurants; perhaps even the best restaurants in Ireland. Here, there’s a culinary feast of fresh, local produce that few can rival.

Elegant and classical dining at our 2 AA Rosette restaurant, The Falls. The a la carte menu changes nightly highlighting seasonal local produce.

Indulge in our renowned three-tier afternoon tea at the Sun Lounge – also open all day for light snacks – or enjoy a glass or two at the smart yet comfortable Cocktail Bar. Whichever option you choose, our extensive wine cellar – the largest in Ireland – guarantees to complement your meal.

With a stylish and exquisite setting in the Kenmare countryside, we’re also experts at hosting special occasions, weddings and private dining. Whatever the celebration, our professional team can help you arrange your perfect event.

To book a table or to find out more, please call + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email The Falls Restaurant.

The Falls Restaurant

Smoked salmon caught and cured here on the estate. Kerry lamb and mussels fresh from Kenmare Bay. Irish fare with contemporary flair and European influence. Sample culinary delights in a laid-back atmosphere.

Open for dinner to both residents and non-residents, our focus at The Falls Restaurant is on creating exquisite menus using seasonal, local ingredients. Seafood plucked fresh from the North Atlantic Ocean, artisan cheeses from across Ireland and organic vegetables grown on the nearby fields and farmland.

Settle down for a family dinner, or a romantic meal by candlelight, with wine pairings from one of the most extensive cellars in Ireland. Savour each bite of our traditional dishes with a modern twist, for which we’ve earned two AA Rosettes. All this with a warm and welcoming service.

The atmosphere is relaxed; there’s always music beneath the murmur of voices and the ring of wine glasses, either floating softly from the stereo or played by our resident pianist. Candles flicker on the tables, and the high windows look out over the floodlit waterfall.

We happily cater for children and all dietary requirements; please do let us know of your needs in advance so that we can whip up something special. The dress code is smart casual, to match the restaurant’s informal air, and dinner is served from 6.30pm.

View a sample menu below, or get in touch with us to book a table. You can reach us on + 353 (0) 64 6641600 and by email at

We look forward to welcoming you to The Falls Restaurant.

The Falls Restaurant Sample Menu


With the morning sunlight filling this beautiful room, this is the natural place to gather, read and enjoy coffee. It’s also home to our renowned three-tier afternoon tea. Indulge yourself overlooking the cascading falls.


With a comprehensive cocktail and whiskey list from the around the world, a stay at Sheen Falls Lodge wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a drink or two. Sip champagne out on the terrace in the summer months, or reflect on your day in the warm, club-like atmosphere inside.


Select your own wine from more than 10,000 bottles – over 800 labels – from 18 different countries. The cellar can also be used for private receptions, after-dinner port or whiskey tastings and for small private dinners.


Famous Irish hospitality, in an event venue as unique as you are. Join us for a unique wedding, special dinner or family celebration.

When you want to celebrate with panache and style, Sheen Falls Lodge is an exceptional choice of event venue. From small intimate gatherings to grand affairs, special occasions to corporate days, we do functions rather well.

Think luxury accommodation, beautifully designed spaces and expansive views over Kenmare Bay and the dramatic McGillycuddy’s Reeks. Depending on your event and numbers, you can choose from a seasonal and locally sourced lunch or dinner menu, or we can create something particular for your occasion. From the music to the food and wine, we tailor everything to you.

All this, combined with our attention to detail, makes for a celebration that is truly memorable. So relax and enjoy your day, knowing you have our team of professionals to provide outstanding levels of service and customer care.

To find out more about hiring Sheen Falls Lodge as your event venue, please call + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email


A beautifully romantic wedding venue, with outstanding dining taken care of by our head chef. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or the full country house experience, it’s sure to be an unforgettable day.


For celebrations that are worth sharing with your friends and loved ones. Birthdays, christenings, engagements, anniversaries… It’s your choice of fabulous food and fine wine to create a unique dining experience.


Uninterrupted fine dining, tailored exactly the way you want. Private dining isn’t only for special occasions though. Family gatherings, celebratory get-togethers, or perhaps, just because you can.


Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Sheen Falls Lodge. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, and the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel.
Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true, because they never allocate ALL the rooms to third parties.


Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, Co.Kerry, Ireland


The hotel is located 2km outside the town of Kenmare. 

On arriving in Kenmare, follow the signs on the N72, 

South, signposted Glengarriff. After crossing the suspension bridge, take the first turn left, signposted Sheen Falls Lodge. Drive 1km and the hotel entrance is located on your right hand side.


Sheen Falls Lodge is 56km south of Kerry International Airport, 111km north west of Cork International Airport, 204km south west of Shannon International Airport and 375km of Dublin International Airport.

For detailed more detailed directions, or to find out more, please contact the hotel directly on + 353 (0) 64 6641600 or email

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