We love to be by the sea and it is across the road from a beautiful beach
Where is it?
Ballinskelligs, South Kerry, is situated on the Skellig Ring, an off shoot of the famous Ring of Kerry on the route of the world renowned WILD ATLANTIC WAY (check out www.wildatlanticway.com) It is approx. a 60 minute drive to the towns of Killarney and Kenmare, both well known and well worth a visit. It is a beautiful part of Ireland and visitors keep returning time and time again. It is an area of unspoilt beaches, majestic mountains and friendly people. There are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from- cycling, swimming, surfing, horse riding, golfing, fishing. The World Heritage Site, Scellig Michael, which is an ancient monastic site about seven miles offshore, is accessible by ferry during the summer months and is a cultural historical and sealife gem. It has achieved worldwide attention in recent months as it features in the most successful movie of all time, STAR WARS, THE FORCE AWAKENS. A local art gallery, the Cill Rialaig Centre, is stocked by visiting artists who avail of accommodation in an artists' retreat which was constructed from the cottages of an ancient famine village on the edge of a cliff. There is a choice of lovely local restaurants serving high quality cuisine and a variety of pubs providing entertainment, including traditional Irish music and Ceili Dancing.Our local pub, CABLE O'LEARY'S is within a short walk of our home and during the summer serves some excellent and affordable bar food. Some of the world's leading golf courses lie within easy reach of our house, including Waterville Golf Links,(a 15 minute drive) Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, Dooks, Tralee/The Barrow, Ballybunion etc etc. World class sea and lake angling lies at your doorstep, no matter which direction you take! It is an area of sheer unspoilt beauty which draws you back again and again like a magnet.
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