Drive the Skellig Ring
The Skellig Ring
There is no better way to spend a day in Kerry than to explore the Skellig Ring taking in Valentia Island, Portmagee, St. Finians Bay, (The Glen) and Baile ns Sceilge (Ballinskelligs). Take the ferry at Renard peir for Valentia Island, which leaves every 10 minutes, and you might see Atlantic dolphins.Knightstown is a pretty village to enjoy, where there are a number of water and land based activities such as sea diving, deep-sea angling, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, abseiling, crab fishing, water volleyball, sailing and more in the marina.
Top things to see and do All aboard
With so much to see on valentia Island, it would be easy to forget about the surrounding waters. Start your exploration with an eco boat tour.
Founded by the Order of St. Augustine in 1210, Ballinskelligs Abbey is an example of the rich history to be witnessed on the Skellig Ring.
Cill Rialaig Arts Centre
Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Ballinskelligs is an example of the rich history to be witnessed on the Skellig Ring.
Skellig Chocolate Co is the most westerly chocolate company in Europe, producing award-winning chocolates and offering some of the most spectacular views in the country looking over the Skellig Rocks.
The 40-acre site was created by the 19th Knight of Kerry when exotic plant species were sent to him by plant collectors all over the world, creating a tropical jungle-like garden which is waiting to be explored.
Located beside Valentia Island bridge, here at the Skellig Experience you can experience many aspects of these offshore islands while remaining on dry land.
Stroll the strand
With Reencaheragh Strand and Ballinskelligs Blue Flag beach in the area, take a leisurely stroll along the surf, have a picnic on the beach or just dive in!
Valentia Heritage Centre Not so much a museum as a meeting place of today and the past , this heritage centre is where you can discover things to do, places to go and hear wonderful stories about days gone past
Fabulous vistas While travelling the Skellig Ring, stop to experience the spectacular views from Geokaun Mountain and Fogher cliffs. Geokaun Mountain has a roadway to the top, which makes it accessible for young and old.
Bray Head Bray Head is an amazing stroll to the southern tip of Valentia Island. Once you reach Bray Tower, you can see the Skellig Rocks, home to hermit monks between the 6th and 18th centuries.
Learn the Lingo
Take the rare opportunity to hear our native tongue being spoken with ease in the gaeltacht area of Baile na Sceilge and see if you can join in with your own cupla focal!