We love to be by the sea and it is across the road from a beautiful beach
Where is it?
Ballinskelligs is a magnificent part of Kerry, and within a short walk to our house is a beautiful art gallery and coffee shop, an oasis of world class works from artists all over the world, check out http://www.cillrialaigartscentre.org. There is a World Heritage Site right alongside us, at Ballinskelligs, the world famous Scellig Michael, an ancient monastic site that lies around 7 miles offshore that people come from all over the world to visit. It is a place of indescribable majesty and magic, and can be reached by daily ferry from local Ballinskelligs and Portmagee ports (approximately an hour long journey each way and a good chance to see all sorts of marine and birdlife, from dolphin, seals, even whales, and of course the tens of thousands of gannets that are at home at Little Scellig, the sister island of Scellig Michael) For more info check out http://www.worldheritageireland.ie
Word of warning........ when you visit this part of the world there is a grave risk that you will become entranced with the area, the places and people and you will find yourself (like us!) coming back again and again and again. It's a spiritual thing, can't be explained by the natural beauty alone!
For anglers the lake at Lough Currane in Waterville, only 7 miles away is world famous for its trout and salmon fishing, (see http://www.loughcurrane.com while for those into sea angling both shore and boat, the waters around here abound with fish, from cod, pollack, mackarel, bass, gurnard, ling to mention but a few.
For the golfers among you there are two fantastic courses within 7 miles of our house, the modern but very stunning Skellig Bay Golf Club (http://www.skelligbay.com where you can play 18 holes for anywhere between ¤30 and ¤50 depending on the time of day and time of year, and the much more renowned and longer established Waterville Links, a course that's been a favourite of such legends as Tiger Woods, Payne Stewart, Mark O'Meara and simply ranks as one of the most memorable courses you will ever play. Ranked Number 34 in the WORLD'S TOP 100 according to Golf World, it's a bit more expensive but worth every penny. And a world class welcome to go with the world class course. Check out http://www.watervillegolfclub.ie
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