2009 looks set to be one of the most memorable years on the Upper Caragh River for Salmon fishing.
So far this year, well in excess of 100 salmon, as well as numerous Trout have been caught on the Upper Caragh River - testament to the to all the hard work being carried out on the river and due to the salmon hatchery which was established back in the spring of 2001.
The hatchery has made it possible to release several thousand smolts and some 20,000 salmon fry into the Upper Caragh River each year.
Glencar House are delighted to announce a live music session on Sunday 31st May( June Bank Holiday Weekend) , with the Edward Lowry Group from Killorglin playing from 6pm-9pm. A great night is guaranteed from these masters of the Piano & Flute.
I was searching the web today for more information on walking holidays in Ireland for one of our visitors to Glencar House.
I came across this excellent clip from “Walking Ireland” about climbing Carrauntoohill. Carrauntoohil, in the MacGillicuddy Reeks, is the highest mountain in Ireland and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
This clip provides a great overview and guide to your adventure on Carrauntoohill.
Despite a recent incident in which a White Tailed Eagle was found poisoned, people still flock to the mountains of County Kerry to see these spectacular birds.
Over the last 2 years, 35 eaglets(15 in 2007 and 20 in 2008) have been released into the wild in and near Killarney National Park. The eagle chicks were collected under licence from nests in Norway and flown to Kerry.
Glencar House is the perfect base to explore the mountains and forests in search of a glimpse of the Eagles.
All the birds have been fitted with coloured tags on their wings and carry radio-transmitters that allow them to be tracked in the wild. The chicks are being reared with minimum human contact and being monitored closely by teams of experts from the National Parks & Wildlife Service and The Golden Eagle Trust Ltd.
Why not take a hike up Carrauntoohil or visit the Glencar House Hotel for lunch on your visit.
The National Adventure Marathon is back at the Caragh Lake starting on May 15th 2009.
This event is run by Cappanalea OEC which is situated in a perfect wilderness location on the mountainous shores of Caragh Lake. The centre which was established in 1981, has many years of experience in running the National Adventure Marathon.
The unique format of NAM, which was one of the first adventure races in Ireland, quickly earned itself a reputation for being a very well organised and challenging event covering all wilderness areas Cork and Kerry.
NAM includes Navigation and Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Mountain Running as well as Team Initiatives and Rafting.
The National Adventure Marathon is scheduled to take place on the Friday 15th—17th May 2009.
The all inclusive cost per team is €1,200. The NAM event is limited to a total of 14 teams.