Fenit Castle, County Kerry

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.