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Ballinskelligs Bay

Ballinskelligs is a spectacular seaside resort in an Irish speaking area on the west side of Ballinskelligs Bay and boasts a 4m strand, magnificent coastal scenery, boating, fishing, scuba diving and an exhilarating game of golf. Yes, for a quiet relaxing exciting experience you can’t beat Ballinskelligs.

To the west are the remains of MacCarthy Castle and the ruins of Augustian Ballinskelligs Monastery. The monastery was founded by monks from Skellig Michael in the 12th century. Although the existing remains have been badly eroded by the sea.

To the southwest lies 1330ft Bolus, which overlooks St Finian’s Bay and the Skelligs.

There is an inviting pub-restaurant overlooking the bay where you can enjoy an excellent meal and one of those great pints of Guinness.

Rewarding boat trips can be made (weather permitting) to Skellig Rock and Puffin Island.

A variety of traces of past occupation may be seen upon the slopes of Bolus, including stone alignments, ringforts and a monastic settlement.

This is a peaceful spot on the Ring of Kerry, sitting on the Bolus looking down onto the Atlantic Ocean, the strand and the fishing boats, a place where you can loose yourself.

”If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.“ ~Mother Teresa.

Ballinskelligs is on The Kerry Way route, click onto that page and you will find more information there.

Ballinskelligs Inn is another excellent pub with a good crowd and traditional food. If you need a place to stay the night you will not go too far wrong with Ballinskelligs Hostel, just after the Post office.

Does your family come from Ballinskelligs?

My sister Maggie was driving through Ballinskelligs from a visit to a friend of hers when she saw an elderly woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the woman if she would like a ride.

After a bit of small talk and while resuming the journey the woman noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Magee. What's in the bag?" asked the woman. Magee looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine, I got it for my husband." The woman was silent for a moment. Then speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder she said: "Good trade."

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