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Ventry (Ceann Trá) is a village in the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry Ireland.


Ventry (Ceann Trá)is a small village four miles west of Dingle. It is unusual in that it has two centres of commerce, both comprised of a pub and a shop. One has the Catholic church, and the other, in true balance, has the primary school. The whole Ventry area is linked by the arc of Ventry Harbour, with one of the most attractive and safest beaches on the west coast of Ireland.

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Ventry's sheltered harbour and three miles of sandy beach make it one of the most attractive and safest beaches on the west coast of Ireland.

Safe swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, pier jumping, diving and sunbathing can be enjoyed by people of all ages. On rare occasion, it is possible to surf in Ventry Harbour, with a small reef beside the pier bring up 2-3 foot waves. Jamie Knox's Focus Windsurfing School, based in Castlegregory, has equipment available for hire right at Ventry Beach, as well as offers tuition and conducts a Watersports Adventure Club during July and August for kids and teens.

There are many wonderful walks in Ventry and its surrounding area. The Dingle Way passes through Ventry, up Caherard Hill and then down to and along Ventry Beach before going on to Dunquin. Several locally produced guides and other books are available describing walks in Ventry.

Horseriding is available during the summer months on the beach, and Dingle Horseriding offer a half-day trek from Dingle town to Ventry Beach and back again.



During the summer, the local pubs, the Skipper Restaurant(0669159853) and Penny's Pottery Cafe offer a choice of good food throughout the day and evening.


  • Quinn's pub


There many B&Bs in the area

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