Castlegregory is a village in Co Kerry. It is situated on the northside of the Dingle Peninsula, half way between Tralee and Dingle. Castlegregory was named after a castle built by Gregory Hoare in the 16th century. It is the capital of the area known as Lettragh which also takes in areas such as Aughacasla, Cloghane and Ballycurrane. The village is located at the foot of a sandy peninsula called the Maharees separating Brandon Bay to the west from Tralee Bay on the east. Off the peninsula are a number small islands, called the Seven Hoggs, or the Maharee Islands. A small fishing harbour is located at Fahamore on Scraggane Bay, about 5km outside the village at the tip of the Maharees peninsula. The village is surrounded by the mountains of the Dingle peninsula and overlooked directly by Beenoskee and Stradbally Mountains. To the west is Brandon Mountain. Castlegregory is also the name of the parish which includes most of the north east area of the Dingle Peninsula. The village is renowned as a tourist destination as it is near to spectacular beaches located on the Maharees peninsula. Castlegregory Golf and Fishing club, a nine-hole links golf course is also located nearby, to the west of the village on the shores of Lough Gill, a freshwater lake. There is a GAA club in the village as well as a number of shops, pubs and restaurants.