Kearney Historical Village

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Kearney Historical Village
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BDP9497
Northern Ireland, UK37 contributions
Pleasant short walks along the coast.
Jul 2021 • Couples
Nice views and coastal walks.
Access is gained by travelling along a single track road which has a couple of passing points.
The carpark is free and holds around 15 to 20 cars.
The village itself has residents so discretion is needed by visitors.
We've walked both north and south from the village and the walks on a good day provide views across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.
The paths have a mixture of surfaces and this needs to be considered if you have limited mobility.
There is plenty of wildlife to see too. We have seen Cormorants, Skylarks and Grey Heron here.
In summer it is possible see a lot of butterflies (Small Tortoiseshell), Day-flying moths (Six-Spot Burnet) and caterpillars (Cinnibar).
There was no litter on the paths but there was some plastic sea pollution on the beach and rocks. Some of which we litter-picked.
As usual some inconsiderate people had left dog fouling behind so watch where you place your feet if you walk on the grass.
Overall I would recommend this as somewhere to visit if you like relatively secluded coastal locations
Written July 20, 2021
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK1,899 contributions
Superb, picturesque stretch of beach ...
Aug 2020
Not a long walk...less than 30mins, from this collection of low-rise cottages which have clearly been insitu for a very long time , but a beautiful stretch of coast line. Cormorants basked on the black jagged rocks, Turns swooped down to dive-bomb the fish. Quintin castle provided a lovely inland backdrop and Kearney lighthouse looked surreal a few miles out to sea. Don’t forget to go rock-pooling on the waters edge.
Written October 5, 2020
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alisonrj63
Newtownards, UK5 contributions
Glorious Kearney
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is one of my most favourite places in Northern Ireland. The village itself is an absolute joy to walk through. Its possible to walk from the village along the coast to Knockinelder Bay. Strong shoes advised. If the tide is right, seals can be seen sunbathing on rocks.
The beach is a sandy, semicircular bay which is great to swim in. Great rock pools to have a hoke about in. Definitely worth a visit
Written December 29, 2019
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TravelingMac60
Regina, Canada1,103 contributions
Quiet History
May 2019
Found this historic village on our drive along the Ballyquintin Scenic Route around the south end of the Ards Peninsula. The village is well maintained and makes for pleasant strolling. A small information centre provides some of the not so quiet history of this place. Many shipwrecks in the area provided a great source of plunder for the locals. And after the South Rock Lighthouse was built in 1797 the locals went down to the shore with lanterns to confuse ships and hopefully cause more wrecks for plunder. And then there was Mary Ann Doonan, the most prominent figure in Kearney's history. Among other things, she was the captain of the 'She-Cruiser', a fishing boat crewed entirely by women. We also uncovered a large in-ground plaque in honour of A. Pooley and Son, a one time champion farmer. A good place to visit.
Written August 21, 2019
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Fiona T
Portaferry, UK69 contributions
Unique
May 2019 • Solo
Back in time. National Trust. Peaceful, scenic,great walks,well signposted,and graded. I feel safe here,on my own,and find this area very relaxing,and scenic.Toilets available,and parking.
Written May 27, 2019
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robi9
Matlock, UK27 contributions
A slice of traditional Ireland
Mar 2019 • Business
This is a lovely little spot, off the beaten track in a quiet corner of the Ards Peninsula. Clachans in Northern Ireland are a rarity and the National Trust has done an excellent job in preserving these simple whitewashed cottages gathered round a green.
Take a walk on the headland or have a picnic. This is a great spot for foraging - both for coastal leaves and seaweeds.
Written March 13, 2019
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skylite0
Canton, IL301 contributions
Nice spot for a walk
Nov 2018 • Family
There is a small visitor center in the village with some info about the village. We couldn't find anything else to do in the village. There is a very nice walk along the coast with a picnic table not far along that would be a wonderful spot for a picnic.
Written November 6, 2018
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BelfastFoodTravelMan
Belfast, UK5,961 contributions
Wonderful coastline
Sep 2018 • Friends
This National Trust place is well worth seeing. The homes can be rented or bought and the views they have over the sea are breathtaking. What’s even more interesting feature is the coastline. It has to be seen to be believed!!
Written September 5, 2018
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2020vision
Dundonald, Belfast.3,831 contributions
Hidden gem
Jun 2018 • Couples
Kearney is a hidden gem not too far from Portaferry .
It's beautiful at any time of year but was especially beautiful in the Summer sunshine 🌞
Lots to see , plenty of walks , lots of spots for a picnic .
Really worth visiting!!
Written June 25, 2018
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Joanne D
4 contributions
Kearney village
May 2018 • Family
Beautiful place. Lovely wee cottages. Lots of places for the children to play. A great walk along the coastal path. Lovely family day out. Worth a visit
Written May 7, 2018
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