June 2017 - Great news for Mannix Point: The Irish Times considers it one of the best places to stay in Ireland. It describes Mannix Point as “one of the most beautiful campsites in the country”! Why not experience it for yourself? I'm looking forward to meeting you.
In January 2014, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) awarded Gold-tier status to the newly established Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve. This is only the 3rd Gold-Tier Reserve in the world and the first in the northern hemisphere. This is great news and official recognition of a fact that I had known for a long time: Southwest Kerry has exceptional starry nights and is a great place for stargazing. Click here for the official press release.
I find it difficult to believe that it is Mannix Point’s
38th season. It seems such a short time since opening. I started
with a rough, wet, unproductive piece of land in a superb location;
almost no money but plenty of enthusiasm. There have been many
difficulties along the way but on the whole it has been a wonderful
From very humble beginnings Mannix Point has developed but has continued
to retain its fundamental charm and ambience. It continues to win
national and international awards which is both re-assuring and
motivating. My sincere thanks to all of you who voted for me. It
is very much appreciated.
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We regret that due to current restrictions we won’t be able to run our festival for 2021 but we want to hit the ground running for 2022 so we are kicking off our fund-raising campaign now with this GoFundMe page.
WHAT IS OUR AIM FOR 2022?
We will run our 25th annual festival in 2022 and we have decided to call it “Cahersiveen Festival of Music and the Arts 25th Anniversary Homecoming Festival”.
If we are successful in this fund raising effort we will be in a great position and we won’t need to change the wristband fee for adults and children for Festival 2022 and we promise that we will give you all a 25th anniversary festival to remember!
Pre-booking is essential for all categories for the weekend of the Music Festival - minimum three nights stay.
This is a great area for high and low level walking. The beentee looped walk for example is very popular. It is important
to get local information about access. Just ask and I’ll be
able to put you on the right track. There are plenty of local maps
and guides available on loan or for sale at the Reception.
You can learn to
play the Bodhran or the Fiddle while you are on holiday at Mannix Point.
Bodhran player, Phil Stephens gives one-to-one 2 hour lessons.
Peter Mullarkey gives individual tuition to beginners or
already relatively accomplished fiddle players.
The musicians also play in sessions in local pubs.
Looking forward to meeting old friends and new arrivals during 2021.