Baile na Sceilge is located on the magnificent Skellig
Ring between Waterville and Valentia Island. Wild rugged coastlines, scattered
islands, vast mountains and high passes, this Gaeltacht (Gaelic speaking) region
will leave you longing to come back for more.
Ballinskelligs area is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and
turquoise water. The area has its own Irish College, where children come in
summer to learn the Irish Language. The area has a unique history and culture
and was the mainland connection for the monks that lived on Skellig Michael.
For sports lovers, Ballinskelligs is an ideal location,
offering world class water sports from windsurfing to sea angling. It is also an
important departure point for boat trips to the Skelligs and for diving trips.
Experience the thrill of galloping along the sandy beach or go trekking in the
mountains that surround the village.
There are beautiful walks and cycling trails with the
ultimate being the Bolus Head walk to the south west of the village. This
magnificent headland overlooks St. Finan’s Bay and the Skellig Rocks and will
bring you past the Cill Rialaig Famine Village, Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat,
and the early Christian ruins of Cill Rialaig monastic settlement with Oratory,
two inscribed stones and traces of Beehive Huts.
Something for Everybody:
Walking / Hill Walking – The Kerry Way;
Skellig Rocks; Skellig Boat Trips; Skellig Cruise; Angling; Horse Riding;
Diving; Water Sports; Cycling Routes; Blue Flag Beaches; Scenic Drives; Skellig
Heritage Centre; Valentia Island; Valencia Quarry; Valentia Museum; Waterville
Links Golf; Archaeological Sites; Cill Rialaig Famine Village; Cill Rialaig Art
Gallery & Café, Beach Café & Gallery; Derrynane House; Caherciveen Heritage
Barracks; and so much more.
World Famous Irish Hospitality
Music, Food, Pubs
Ceoil & Craic – Uniquely Local