Why go: Sneem Ireland
Of all the continents, Europe especially needs to be seen and understood in its most simple, honest villages. One such place is located in Kerry County, Ireland in the unimaginably beautiful village of Sneem. Located 235 miles southwest from Dublin, this winner of the 1987 Tidy Town Contest is home to approximately 400 inhabitants and deserved this coveted title because of its fascinating and colorful surroundings and clear community unity. Off the beaten track, a traveler must intentionally want to find Sneem, as there is no bus service that regularly connects it with the larger nearby communities such as Killarney or Limerick. But once discovered, a visitor can quickly learn of its long history that dates back to 2000 BCE, before the Celtic settlement.
Traditional Irish food
Along the streets of South Square you will find locally owned restaurants, bistros and quaint bed and breakfast inns. You must try the shepherd's pie at the Village Kitchen or at the Riverside Bistro and Cafe, and don't forget to stop by Burns' Butcher shop for the secret black pudding recipe that has been in the family for 80 years.