Coomasaharn Lake

Just over a 30 minute cycle from Glenbeigh Village is the pristine hidden Coomasaharn Lake – nestled in the mountains just above Glenbeigh on the edge of the Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only three Gold Tier reserves on the planet and the only one in the Northern Hemisphere.

This area is where Fionn Mac Cumhal of Irish Mythology and the Fianna, his army of warriors and hunters hunted deer with their famous pack of 500 Irish Wolf Hounds. Seefin, a nearby Mountain translates to SuΓ­ Finn in Irish meaning β€˜the Seat of Finn’ (fionn).

A wonderful place to explore that really feels like a step back in time with ancient paths used over 4,500 years ago and amazing archaeological artefacts such as Rock Art from over the 4,500 year ago and the unique Ogham stones of Drung Hill. Definitely a picnic on the lake cycle so make sure you pack snacks!!

Take a right when leaving The Glenbeigh Hotel towards the village centre taking left road past the church and continue on this winding quiet road. Continue on this road taking in some superb mountain views including Wynns Castle until you come to the lake and make your way down the pathway.