Skellig Ring | Carraig Liath House
The Skellig Ring is one of the most spectacular short driving routes in Ireland. The location of the route is just off the main Ring of Kerry route in the south west corner of the county. In today’s post we at Carraig Liath House are going to highlight this beautiful part of the world.
How to find the Skellig Ring?
So guys you have decided to do the Ring of Kerry (N70) also I would suggest you to do it clockwise (to avoid being behind a bus). So you have just gone through the beautiful village of Waterville, just about 5 km from the village there will be a small turnoff on the left, that is clearly marked Skellig Ring. On completing your drive on fascinating Skellig Ring, you’ll wind up back on the Ring of Kerry (N70), just south of Caherciveen. So you will still be on the correct course but what memories you will have gained from the breath taking Skellig Ring.
One of the best views in Ireland
Spending a day in the Skellig ring will give you spectacular views of the majestic mountains of the area and powerful will Atlantic and off your shoulder stalking you will be the great Skellig rocks.
Skellig Ring along the way
Ballinskelligs (Baile and Sceilge)
Ballinskelligs will be the first area you will pass through on the ring. It will offer the most wonderful coastal scenery, with beautiful sandy beaches. Also if you are a lover of history, you are in for a treat with many reminders of the past, including an old monastery, a castle, stone alignments and much more.
It is regarded as the best place in Kerry for contemporary art, fine craft. The Cill Rialaig Arts Centre features a wide range of exhibitions, programs and workshops year round.
It is a family run business with an open plan production where you can see the chocolates being made, ask questions and taste the freshly made treats. More interestingly is that they got no specific tour; this means that therefore no entrance charge. It is really perfect stop as a part of a trip around the Skellig ring guys.
Locatedon the other side of the mountain which is called Coomanaspic is Kerry cliffs a beautiful walk that takes you right out on the cliffs but rest assured your safety is paramount here with secured fencing all the way around to make this walk family friendly. The cliffs boast some spectacular views of the Iveragh peninsula, the Skelligs rocks, Dingle and of course the cliffs then selves.
This small historical fishing village was voted as the top tourism town in Ireland in December 2012. This accolade gives you a strong indication that Portmagee is the perfect spot for you the holiday maker. When you are in Portmagee you simply have to visit the Skelligs Rocks.
The Skellig are two steep sided lumps of rock rising majestically from the sea. The larger island, Great Skellig or Skellig Michael is a World Heritage Site, the location of a well preserved 6th century monastery in which Christian monks reportedly dwelt for approximately 600 years.
The small island known as the Little Skellig, closed to the public, is home to 27,000 pairs of Gannets, the second largest colony in the world. The Skelligs lie some 8 miles from the mainland. We can arrange tours for you to the rocks here at Carraig Liath House. However you must ring in advance.
Carraig Liath House welcomes you
We home that you will stay with us while visiting the Skellig ring. We are also delighted to announce that we have a certificate of excellence by Tripadvisor in 2014. So I hope this further motivate you to book here with us today.