Fenit, County Kerry
St Brendan the Navigator was born at Fenit, and from there he is said to have set sail for America over 1400 years ago. Fenit is now a fishing port and is renowned for its oyster beds. From Fenit a scenic route by Barrow through Ardfert and Banna to Ballyheige has lovely views of miles of unpolluted golden beaches.
On Fenit Island, North-West of the village, are the crumbling remains of Fenit Castle, built around 1800 to guard the entrance to Barrow Harbour which once had a busy trade with Spain and the Low Countries.
Fenit is a hidden gem that is worth a stop on your Ireland tours.