Sheen Falls Lodge

Ireland, Europe

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

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    Country estate on the banks of a glorious waterfall

Why we choose Sheen Falls Lodge

The stunning countryside location and views make it a winner before you even get to the service and amenities

  • All rooms have views to the waterfall or Kenmare Bay
  • Impress your friends with stories from your falconry adventure
  • The selection of art in the onsite gallery changes monthly

Sheen Falls Lodge bills itself as “unique as Ireland itself.” This may actually be truth in advertising. It delivers the elements that make Ireland such a perpetual tourist destination—legendary hospitality that makes you feel like family before you’ve even kicked off your shoes—as well as things you might not expect. Like the breathtaking Sheen Waterfalls bordering one side of the property and private cottages with the services of a five-star Parisian or London hotel. Unique indeed.

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Rooms with a view of Sheen Falls.

What you need to know about the hotel

A country resort surrounded by purple heather-covered mountains and long stretches of blue water

  • The estate has 15 miles of river available for salmon fishing, as well as its own smoke house
  • Take an evening tour of the wine cellar and its 10,000 bottles from 17 countries—one of Ireland’s largest collections
  • The health club, which includes a pool, massages and spa treatments, has its own classical pianist

Sheen Falls Lodge has 66 rooms and suites at the main house, plus six cottages and villas (ranging from two to five bedrooms) that maximize privacy while still offering the same services and facilities. All of the accommodations are stunning, have great views and the immediate “ah” feeling of a genuine country estate.

Sheen Falls’ relative seclusion allows for activities not usually available at five-star hotels, like guided canoe trips and a hands-on experience at the falconry center. Of course, some of the offerings—tennis and horseback riding—are gold-standard resort fare. The two restaurants—one fine dining, one more casual—employ seasonal menus, as well as local produce, fish, cheese, etc. The club-like cocktail bar offers a humidor full of Cuban cigars, as well as whiskey tastings from around the word.

Where is it and what's nearby

There are 300 acres of estate to explore in this County Kerry lodge

  • Take a day trip through heritage towns and colorful villages full of gardens and historic sites
  • The Ring of Beara isn’t as well known as the Ring of Kerry, but it has art galleries and pubs along its scenic route
  • The lodge’s gardens include Queen’s Walk, planted ahead of Queen Victoria’s 1861 visit, with rare rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias

Mountains, waterfalls, bays—Sheen Falls Lodge hit the scenery jackpot. It sits on 300 acres overlooking Kenmare Bay and Sheen Waterfalls, with the highest mountain range in Ireland in the distance. It’s only natural that they take advantage of the surroundings to offer activities like fishing, canoeing and picture-perfect walks. It may be the ultimate destination for outdoor lovers or those who want a real taste of the Irish countryside.

How to enjoy Ireland

A tour of the southern counties of the Emerald Isle will reward you with postcard perfect dramatic views and plenty of thatched pubs in which to enjoy a pint, a chat or a sing along

  • Share Dublin’s city streets with local residents Bono and his U2 band mates, actor Gabriel Byrne and poet Seamus Heaney
  • Track the Ring of Kerry for some of Ireland’s most beautiful wilderness, ancient monuments and romantic castles
  • No visit to Dublin would be complete without a trip to the Guinness Brewery and tasting rooms

You may want to start your trip with a kiss of the Blarney Stone. Puckering up your lips against this, frankly difficult to reach, rock on the battlements of the Blarney Castle near Cork is supposed to bring you great eloquence. You’ll be glad of this if you stop for some light refreshment in a pub. No matter how unassuming it may look on the outside, many locals to do like to indulge in a bit of craic while sipping a pint.

For exquisite crystal, visit Waterford. For exquisite views, try the Killarney National Park and the Torc Waterfall. Or trace the coastal roads of Connemara and Galway where the wind lashes the rocks and throws the scent of wildflowers into the air. Back in Dublin, explore the nation’s rich cultural heritage by tracing the haunts of literary greats such as WB Yeats, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett.

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    When to visit Ireland

    Enjoy St Patrick’s Day in the nation’s capital for parades, traditional Céilí music and impromptu parties. Celebrations take place all over the country too. From the parade and street entertainment in Waterford to the music and dancing in Limerick.

  • We say

    One of Ireland’s top country house hotels.

  • You need to know

    Watch out for major winter closings: The Lodge shuts in January and mid-week during November, December, February and March

  • A word from the hotel

    We recommend the places our guests would never see on a coach tour—like Lorge Chocolatier or the Ring of Beara.
    Timmy Palmer, Guest Services

  • A word from the hotel

    I love to show guests around our wine cellar – we have tours each evening. It’s one of the largest in Ireland with over 10,000 bottles in 950 bins from 17 countries.
    Yohan Moulan, Maître d’Hôtel

  • A word from the hotel

    I love fishing, so any free time I have you will find me on the banks of the river Sheen trying to catch some salmon. With our own smoke house, I love inventing new ways of presenting classic smoked salmon.
    Philip Brazil, Executive Chef


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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with Sheen Falls Lodge, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast for up to 2 in-room guests
  • Excursion in the hotel’s 1936 Roadmaster Buick convertible with introduction to the Kenmare area, shopping, restaurants, etc.
  • Complimentary parking for duration of stay
  • Complimentary bottle of house wine in your room on arrival

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