Portmagee Bed and Breakfast | Portmagee Accommodation
Portmagee Bed and Breakfast
Welcome to Carraig Liath House a family run Bed and Breakfast located on Valentia Island over looking Portmagee village. W e are open all year round and look forward to making your stay enjoyable comfortable and memorable.
Carraig Liath House
Carraig liath house consists of three large en-suite bedrooms, all tastefully decorated to a very high standard, with orthopaedic beds, power showers, hairdryers, TVs, tea and coffee and free high speed internet access, all with comfort in mind.
Carraig Liath House bed and breakfast overlooks the Village of Portmagee. Portmagee is a beautiful little fishing village and the gateway to the great Skellig Michael one of only three Unesco world heritage sites in Ireland. It has been said that Skellig Michael is the Iconic location of the newly developed Wild Atlantic way.
Portmagee itself is named after a famous smuggler Theobald Magee an interesting fact indeed. In 2012 Portmagee was awarded the top tourist town in Ireland. So you can therefore imagine that Portmagee has it all for you the holidaymaker and we are ideally located for you to enjoy Portmagee as we are only a five minute walk over the iconic Maurice o’Neill memorial bridge.
Carraig Liath House is actually located on the Island of Valentia. Valentia of course is world famous for many things. Firstly Valentia is the location for the first communication between Europe and America via the Transatlantic Cable. For more information: click on the Transatlanic cable. Valentia was also the home to the Knight of Kerry where he operated the slate yard in Valentia which is still in operation today. The slate is produced on Valentia can be seen all over the world in places like the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral and many of the Underground Railways such as Waterloo, Charing Cross, Liverpool St., Black Friars. It was also used in the Paris Opera House.
In 1993 there was been a huge discovery on Valentia; with is the discovery of the Tetra pod. The Tetrapod imprints are thought to date from Devonian times – somewhere between 350 and 370 million years ago. This site is of international significance as it represents the transition of life from water to land – a momentous turning point in evolution and provides the oldest reliably dated evidence of four legged vertebrates (amphibians) moving over land.
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Now with the points raised above it is quite easy to see how we are perfectly located and that Valentia island and Portmagee have great restaurents bars sea sports walks fishing sailing and of course the opportunity to visit the Skelligs.
A Bed and Breakfast
So now you know more about us our area and our house please do not hesitate to contact us and I hope to see you soon.