Sallyport House

Built from the remains of an old famine workhouse, Sallyport House stands on the shores of the Kenmare River at the southeastern border of the Ring of Kerry. The house overlooks a picturesque harbour with views towards the mountains of the Beara Peninsula. The pretty market town of Kenmare, with its friendly music-filled pubs and excellent restaurants, is just five minutes away, while Killarney and Glengarriff are both within easy reach. Sallyport adjoins the delightful Reenagross Woodland Park and is a wonderful base for exploring this beautiful region, which includes mountainous peninsulas jutting out into the sea, numerous gardens and the 10,000 hectare Killarney National Park.

Sallyport House is a delightful Edwardian house in a really spectacular location, right on the edge of the harbour, surrounded by parkland and trees, and by Reenagross Woodland Park, yet still just minutes away from the centre of busy Kenmare town, the most south-easterly point on the renowned Ring of Kerry.

Sallyport House was built from the stones of the demolished Famine Work house, and guests still cross the worn stone threshold from its principal door, a poignant reminder of a less prosperous past in the midst of today’s plenty. The owners, John and Helen Arthur, rebuilt the house in the 1990s. They are a fount of information on the locality and make their visitors very welcome. Inside, the main rooms are extremely comfortable, beautifully decorated and filled with antique furniture and Irish paintings. The bedrooms are particularly charming, with large bathrooms and breathtaking views over the gardens and the Kenmare River. This is a town house and does not serve dinner, but there is a wide choice of restaurants locally, both in Kenmare town and in the surrounding area.

Sallyport House  Kenmare, Co. Kerry

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Explore the area






Mizen Head - 95 min drive
Ring of Kerry Tours  - 40 min drive
Sheep's Head - 50 min drive
Gougane Barra - 60 min drive
Gap of Dunloe - 50 min drive
Kerry Airport - 55 min drive

John & Helen Arthur

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10

Rooms from €145 per night - Single from €110

Reopening from 2nd June 2021

No Credit cards accepted

Dinner not served but many restaurants close by.


John & Helen Arthur


5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10


Rooms from €145 per night
Single from €110


Reopening from 2nd June 2021


No Credit cards accepted.


Dinner not served but many Restaurants close by.

Sallyport House  Kenmare, Co. Kerry

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Explore the area






Mizen Head - 95 min drive
Ring of Kerry Tours  - 40 min drive
Sheep's Head - 50 min drive
Gougane Barra - 60 min drive
Gap of Dunloe - 50 min drive
Kerry Airport - 55 min drive

Don't Take Our Word For It...

“The people and place are so wonderful - 5 stars are not enough!!!! Amazing hospitality with delicious breakfast - just try the freshly made strawberry compote! It is within walking distance of Kenmare. Coming back to these beautifully furnished rooms makes your stay unforgettable.”

Christa F, Tripadvisor Review

“We stayed here in early July 2019 for five nights and could not have been made more welcome. Our large bedroom overlooked the garden and estuary and was beautifully furnished. We felt like royalty descending the sweeping staircase each morning for breakfast where the only problem was choosing from all that was on offer, apparently prepared by the team of Leprechauns in the kitchen….according to Jeanie!”

Garry Noley, Tripadvisor Review

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