Ballyvourney and Ballymakeera villages share a beautiful scenic setting among forest and mountain landscapes. Between the two villages is a little bridge leading to the popular and well known holy well and burial mound of St. Gobnait, whose feast day is celebrated on the 11th of February. Ballymakeera and Ballyvourney are both Irish speaking areas with students coming here during the summer months to learn the Irish language.
The Mills Inn which is one of the oldest inns in Ireland located on the Killarney side of the town combines the best of old world charm, log fires, oak beams and snug cosy lounges, with all the conveniences of modern living.
Just 20 miles from Killarney and surrounded by the beautiful West Cork countryside this is an excellent stopping off point for some good wholesome food as you tour the region.