Parknasilla

Star studded Parknasilla has laid its own claim to fame having hosted a plethora of 5 star actors, writers and royalty over the decades. Pass through its gates and into a magical estate of woodlands, walkways, cyclepaths.

Artists of all sorts have been drawn to its wonderful location on the rugged south west coast including Robert Ballagh and Pauline Bewick. While George Bernard Shaw passed over the threshold (We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing).

Other celebs who’ve wined and dined at this fabulous 4 star luxury hotel included Charlie Chaplin, Oliver Reed, Charles de Gaulle, Princess Grace & Prince Rainer amongst others.

Of course Kerry itself has provided the backdrop to a few other blockbusters of yore including Ryan’s Daughter set in the Dingle Peninsula which starred Robert Mitchum , John Mills and Sarah Miles. With views of the Blaskets and the wonderful Slea head the movie captured the wild beauty of the  peRed Stag on luxury hotels irelandninsula in all its glory.

In more recent times, Far and Away directed by Ron Howard (Kidman and Cruise, the latter with an accent that was quite memorable) was shot around the Kerry Peninsula.,

And if you want to continue on the celeb trail, check out the Dick Mack’s, the most famous pub in Dingle and still full of charm, music, great pints of porter and pavement stars depicting the names of some of the famous faces who have sat at the bar including Julia Roberts,  Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton and Dolly Parton.