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From its untamed coastline and unique geological formations to its rolling countryside and wild mountains, diversity is the key to the Skellig region’s landscape. This is a land of rolling hills and rugged coastlines with a turbulent history and a unique culture.

Experience for yourself the traditional Irish way of life in the hauntingly beautiful Ring of Kerry Skellig region, explore ancient monuments, romantic castles, spectacular gardens and stunning country manors. Visit the colourful village of portmagee and watch fishermen unload their catches, or spend time in Ballinskelligs where the quality of light is an artist’s delight. Take a boat trip to the Skelligs World Heritage Site and experience the serene beauty first hand or pit yourself against the “Mulcahy’s Peak” hole at Waterville Golf Links course. Wherever you choose, you’ll be drawn into conversation in the local shops and the locals will try their best to help you enjoy your stay.

It is a journey not to be rushed. Each twist and turn on the road will reveal new sights – windswept cliffs, breathtaking scenery, spectacular lakes, rich flora and fauna, green and yellow chequered hills, unspoilt beaches and interesting rock formations, none more interesting than the regions top tourist attraction, the
Skelligs World Heritage Site.

Gaelic is spoken widely in the region; you’ll see it on signs and hear it spoken in Gaeltacht areas. Ceilís, Irish summer colleges and Celtic Music festivals are all opportunities to experience the unique cultural heritage of the region.

Wherever you go in the region, you’ll be assured of a warm Irish welcome, what we refer to as a “Cead Míle Fáilte” – which means a Hundred Thousand Welcomes. There’s one waiting for you….

Arts and Crafts The area is famous for giving inspiration to many artists and crafts people.

Festivals and EventsAll the latest Festivals and Events from the Ring of Kerry Skellig Region

Heritage CentresFind out all everything about the Skellig Region first hand

Scenic ViewsFind out all the best spots for getting a great panoramic picture

Gardens The flora in the area is simply spell binding especially when it is all gathered in one place.