Waterville is a small town located on the Iveragh Peninsula and the N70 Ring of Kerry road passes through the town. The town's name inIrish, an Coirean,refers to the river in the case of "The Little Whirlpool", or "The Sickle" refers to the shape of Ballinskelligs Bay on which the town sits. Today the town sits proudly on the Wild Atlantic Way which stretches from Malin Head to Mizen Head and offers travellers a stunning drive along unforgettable scenery and historic sites
The Butler family built a house at the mouth of the River Currane in the latter part of the 18th century. They named their house and estate Waterville. The village that developed on the estate during the first half of the 19th century was also named Waterville.
Today Waterville is home to one of Ireland’s most famous Golf Links which is built on the former estate and offers a scenic challenge to all golfers.