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Baile na Sceilge is located on the magnificent Skellig Ring between Waterville and Valentia Island. Wild rugged coastlines, scattered islands, vast mountains and high passes, this Gaeltacht (Gaelic speaking) region will leave you longing to come back for more.

Ballinskelligs area is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and turquoise water. The area has its own Irish College, where children come in summer to learn the Irish Language. The area has a unique history and culture and was the mainland connection for the monks that lived on Skellig Michael.

For sports lovers, Ballinskelligs is an ideal location, offering world class water sports from windsurfing to sea angling. It is also an important departure point for boat trips to the Skelligs and for diving trips. Experience the thrill of galloping along the sandy beach or go trekking in the mountains that surround the village.

There are beautiful walks and cycling trails with the ultimate being the Bolus Head walk to the south west of the village. This magnificent headland overlooks St. Finan’s Bay and the Skellig Rocks and will bring you past the Cill Rialaig Famine Village, Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat, and the early Christian ruins of Cill Rialaig monastic settlement with Oratory, two inscribed stones and traces of Beehive Huts.

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