Explore the hidden gems off the beaten track along the Skellig coast on the Ring of Kerry
Travel along the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way to the Skellig Coast.
To begin, we travel through time along Valentia Island, from the 385 million-year-old Tetrapod Tracks to the Kildreenagh early Christian site with a beautiful Ogham stone. Stop at the must-see Valentia island slate quarry.
Visit the landing site of the worlds first trans Atlantic cable looking out onto the Skellig Rock.
Stop in charming Portmagee for lunch. Continue on the Skellig Ring over the mountains through the magnificent Coom An Easpaig with amazing views over Skellig Michael.
Descend into the Glen with its beautiful patchwork of green fields cloaking the sides of this remote hidden valley. In the Glen enjoy a stop at the Skellig Chocolate factory.
After Waterville call to Eightercua ancient standing stone alignment and Lohers medieval stone ring Fort. Continue on the Ring to Kenmare and on to Molls Gap.
Call to Ladies view to take in the stunning view of the Lakes of Killarney.
9:00 am - Depart from Killarney. Travel along the famous Ring of Kerry stopping at the best spots to take in the views on our way to the Skellig coast.
10:30 am to 1. 30pm - Travel by ferry to Valentia Island to visit the Tetrapod Tracks, Valentia Slate Quarry, Kildreenagh early Christian site and the landing site of the first Trans Atlantic Telegraph Cable.
Discover how this remote island played a starring role in the very early days of modern telecommunications. The cable landing site this will be the first of many opportunities in the day to enjoy wonderful views of the Skellig Rock.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Stop for lunch in the charming fishing village of Portmagee
2:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Leave Portmagee and continue on the Skellig Ring towards Waterville to visit Eightercua standing stone alignment and Loher stone ring fort. Tour along the Ring of Kerry route to Sneem and Kenmare.
Call to Ladies View to take in the spectacular view over the Lakes of Killarney.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
Kildreenagh early Christian and Eightercua standing stone alignment sites are located on a working farms. Access to the sites depends on whether farmers have animals grazing in the field.
Clean and comfortable Volkswagen mini bus with air conditioning.
Short boat ride.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Lunch.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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