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Skellig Coast - A Sense of Place

Sense of Place

The Skellig Coast is characterised by its sea and coastline scenery – “Where the mountains meet the Ocean”. Located on the Iveragh Peninsula – the peninsula that is the world famous Ring of Kerry, the Skellig Coast is named after its iconic attraction – the Skellig Rocks, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where life is influenced by the ocean, the mountains, the bog lands, the islands, the lakes, the rivers, the beaches – this is the Skellig Coast, this is the Ring of Kerry, this is the Skellig Ring, this is the Wild Atlantic Way.


The Skellig Coast is unspoilt, unique, invigorating – the scenery breath taking in so many ways whether you arrive through the coastline villages of Kells or Waterville,  the stunning mountain pass of Ballagh Oísin or arriving by boat to its marinas and harbours.


The Skellig Coast is where people have time for people. The warm friendly welcome of the locals is immense and reflects the peaceful pace of life. There is no congestion, no queues and daily life abounds whether its fishing, farming or tourism. The proud traditions of rural Irish life are still enjoyed and everyone is welcome whether it’s a local music session, some story-telling and local folklore, a local football match, the local regattas, pattern days or just some good old hospitality! This is Irish culture at its best where the open fires still burn strong; the food, music, drink and craic are part of local life; and where creativity abounds with song writing, photography, art, crafts and local food produce. Whether it’s the buzz of summer or the quietness of winter, there is something for everyone and “Everyone loves it”.


The Skellig Coast is where the wild life and nature is majestic. There are such vast contrasts in all aspects – the scenery, the weather, the villages and towns. This is where the light and colours of nature abound from stunning Atlantic sunsets to starry nights with its international dark skies recognition. This is healthy living at its best. The feel good factor is everywhere with such fresh, fresh air and unpolluted environment. It is ever changing through the light and the colours as the weather rolls in from the Atlantic Ocean. This is nature at its best…….


The Skellig Coast is……       Kells, Foilmore, Cahersiveen, Dromid (na Dromoda), Valentia Island, Portmagee, St. Finan’s Bay (The Glen), Ballinskelligs (Baile na Sceilge), Waterville, Caherdaniel (Cathair Dónall) and Castlecove