Welcome to The Skellig Lodge / Hostel  in magnificent Ballinskelligs Bay, Ring of Kerry

Ballinskelligs (Baile an Sceilg) is a seaside resort on the edge of Ballinskelligs Bay, Ring of Kerry. Ballinskelligs is a renowned Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area). The area has miles of sandy beaches and fantastic scenery and is part of  part of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, The Skellig Lodge Hostel is located in the heart of Ballinskelligs. It is only 5 minutes’ walk to Ballinskelligs Beach, one of Ireland best Blue Flag Beaches, and just off The Skellig Ring ‘A Secret Ring off the Ring of Kerry‘ between Waterville, home of the famous Waterville Golf Links and the spectacular scenery of Valentia Island.

The Skellig Lodge, built in 2003 is registered with Failte Ireland and meets the highest standards of comfort and convenience for guests. With warm, spacious, fresh and bright bedrooms with stunning views over the Ballinskelligs Bay and mountains with great modern facilities, fully equipped self- catering kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge, TV and free wireless surfing.

Ballinskelligs view

The Skellig Lodge/ Hostel is the ideal place to stay when exploring this most beautiful, hidden part of Ireland’s rugged south west coast. Local tourist attractions include boat trips to the Skellig Rock also known as Skellig Michael, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and location to the Star Wars movie, the iconic McCarthy, the Gaeltacht village of Dungegan or ‘Dun Geagan’ in Irish, is home to a restored thatched cottage and a pre-famine village Cill Rialaig, now used as an International Artists and Writers Retreat or you might just want to indulge in and visit The Skellig Chocolate Factory amidst the awe-inspiring scenery of the Skellig Ring.

Ballinskelligs has a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, diving, surfing, wind surfing, kayaking cycling, angling and golfing.

The Ballinskelligs Reggatta is a very popular every summer for those interested in water

From The Skellig Lodge / Hostel , a short walk on the beach will bring you to two pubs, restaurant, Beach Cafe, deli, take away and grill, and a country market (every Sunday in June, July, August) with entertainment by local singer’s & musicians.

The Skellig Lodge / Hostel is also walking distance to Cill Rialaig Art Centre. The Art Gallery restaurant has an enviable reputation for good food and a fine selection of wines

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Please enjoy your virtual visit to The Skellig Lodge, a super example of today’s contemporary, yet traditionally styled modern lodge, which we know, will bring you back to us again and again.

We look forward to welcoming you.


The skellig Lodge, Ballinskelligs.