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Ceol na Mara Your Holiday Home on the Atlantic in Gleesk, Sneem, Kerry, Ireland

“Ceol na Mara” is the Gaelic for “Music of the Seas”. The name reflects the origins of the house: it was built in 1970 by a musician; the distant murmuring of the ocean is a harmonic accompaniment to the peacefulness of the surroundings
Ceol na Mara was built and furnished as a holiday home for the family, who at that time were still living in Dublin. Pictures, small works of art, books – mainly on flora and fauna – as well as many other personal details quickly make the visitor feel he or she is staying in something more than the normal rental home. This house has a history – here people lived, celebrated, gardened, enjoyed themselves, and left pleasant traces of all this.

The House and the Garden

Property: 3300m²/0.85 acres
Garden: about half of this area is fenced off for grazing sheep
Total living area: approx. 70m²
Living-/dining area: approx. 21m²
2 bedrooms, living-room, kitchen, bathroom. 5 beds in total.

The Furnishings:

  • living-room with open fireplace
  • bedrooms with 2 beds each (linen can be rented)
  • the sofa can be converted to a comfortable bed for one person
  • bathroom with toilet, bath and shower
  • kitchen with electric ceran-top cooker and oven, dishwasher, fridge, coffee-maker, toaster, washing-/drying machine
  • music centre
  • night storage heating, open fireplace (for which fuel can be easily obtained in Sneem)
  • garden furniture, sun-beds, a barbecue and a fire-basket for the terrace

Sorry – no dogs (also on account of the sheep)

The Surroundings:

The house is situated on a slope overlooking the ocean, at the end of a small road off the Ring of Kerry. The sea is a 5-minute walk away, with swimming possible at two small beaches. Larger sandy beaches are about 20 minutes away by car.
There is a good spot for sea-fishing nearby (mackeral, pollock)
The nearest shopping facilities are in Sneem, about 20 minutes by car ( The closest larger town is the pretty fishing port of Kenmare with its large selection of restaurants and cafes (including a 2-star restaurant) and all sorts of shops offering Irish products as gifts.


  • relaxing, reading, listening to music, cooking, eating, drinking …
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • mountain-walking (e.g. to the Staigue Fort, or to Sneem, or in the mountains in Killarney National Park
  • golf
  • riding
  • kayaking (eskies on hire near Sneem)
  • trips to e.g. Dingle, Valentia, Bantry, Glengariff, the Skellig Islands

Information on all this is available in the house.

How To Get There:

By air and car rental:
The closest airport is Kerry Airport – about 2 hours’ drive away.
Shannon Airport: approx. 3 hours by car.
Dublin Airport: approx. 6 hours by car.


The prices:



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From To Price Currency  
01.01. 08.04. 260 Euro per week
08.04. 22.04. 305 Euro per week
22.04. 31.05. 260 Euro per week
31.05. 24.06. 305 Euro per week
24.06. 31.08. 395 Euro per week
31.08. 31.10. 305 Euro per week
31.10. 31.12. 260 Euro per week
Prices valid for 2 people including linen and towels.
Every further occupant: €15/Week incl. linen and towels.
Cleaning: €40
Damages and electricity deposit: €50 on booking
Electricity: Actual consumption will be deducted from the deposit, the remaineder will be returned.

Should you be interested, please contact me at: or phone
international - 49 - 221 – 437505.
Looking forward to hearing from you -

Jutta Rosen