Land (ha): 182

The Owenmore Fishery, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

One of the most unspoilt fisheries in Western Europe, in a truly spectacular location on the Dingle Peninsula, comprising an entire river from source to sea.

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  • Dingle 16 km | Tralee 36 km | Limerick City 140 km
    Kerry Airport 54 km | Cork Airport 157 km | Shannon Airport 160km
    (All distances approximate)

    - Includes 9 Lakes and circa 8 km (5 Miles) of Fishing
    - Atlantic Salmon | Grilse | Sea Trout | Resident Brown Trout
    - Shooting Rights over 134 hectares (330 acres)
    - 3 Bedroom Cottage (adjacent Cloghane Bridge)

    In all about 182 hectares (450 acres)


    Flowing into Brandon Bay, this unique property consists of the entire Owenmore River system from its source high on the eastern slopes of Mount Brandon down to the wonderful sandy estuary. The river itself is a spate river draining nine lakes and a 17 square mile catchment area and the fishery is renowned for its wonderful supply of salmon, grilse, brown trout and sea trout in its holding pools and lakes. This wild and beautifully scenic spot is surrounded by bog and mountain and remains wholly unspoilt by development. The geographical features of Owenmore are quite unique with two unusual corrie lakes and Mount Brandon, at 950 metres, the third highest mountain in Ireland. There are shooting rights over 330 acres of land and a 3 bedroom cottage, in need of renovation, on the public road. Part of the river and lands are now in a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) whilst the river provides a habitat to the Freshwater Pearl Mussel.

    There are approximately five miles of fishing along the main river, with 33 named pools and an additional 73 hectares (180 acres) of lake fishing. The salmon, grilse and sea trout begin to run in April, continuing through spring and summer into early October. Loughs Duff, Gal, Clogharee and Atlea are visited by both Atlantic salmon and sea trout. These migrating fish spend the summer and autumn months in the lakes before their winter spawning period. The higher lakes are populated by resident brown trout, with Arctic char also reported. Fishing has been on a fly only, catch and release basis with all the fish in the Owenmore system wild stock. The fishery is entirely self-sustaining.

    The scenic Dingle Peninsula and the spectacular Conor Pass overlooking the fishery are renowned throughout Ireland and the world. The estuary of the river runs into the sandy Brandon Bay at Cloghane which is located on the northern tip of the peninsula in the parish of Castlegregory. The villages of Cloghane and Brandon are set in a semicircle under the mountain peaks overlooking the beautiful Brandon Bay. This is a Gaeltacht region, an area rich in language, music and dance. The Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, which offers extraordinary views over large parts of the Dingle Peninsula. The area also boasts the longest beach in Ireland, which starts in Cloghane and runs unbroken through Fermoyle, Castlegregory, and down the Maharees Peninsula. There are several traditional pubs in the area serving fine locally-caught seafood and a number of renowned hotels and restaurants. Pony trekking, scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing and waterskiing are available in Castlegregory village and on the Maharees Peninsula, about a five-minute drive away. The nearest golf course is a fine links course at Castlegregory with Ballybunion, Killarney, and Tralee courses within an hour’s drive.

    Strictly by appointment with the sole agents.

    O’Flynn Exhams
    58 South Mall
    FAO: Mr Des Lynch

    The property is offered for sale freehold by private treaty sale with vacant possession of all properties, given upon completion.

    The vendors and their agents, whom we are, reserve the right to offer, or to sell the property in one or more lots or, in lots other than those described in these particulars.

    The property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, either public or private, all wayleaves and easements whether specifically mentioned or not.

    These are based on the Ordnance Survey of Ireland and are for reference only. All measurements are approximate only. Room measurements are maximum dimensions. They will be deemed to have been checked by prospective purchasers who will have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

    From Kerry Airport (Farranfore), head west on the N22 to Tralee then west on the N86 to Camp. Take the R560 here to Cloghane. Just before entering the village, the Owenmore River and the fishing lodge will be seen on the left, adjacent to the bridge.

    These particulars are for guidance only and are prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Any description or information given should not be relied on as a statement of fact. Some images of the property may have been taken from outside the curtillage. Neither Michael H. Daniels & Co nor any employee has any authority to give or make any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate only.

The Owenmore Fishery, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry