Ballinskelligs (Baile ’n Sceilg)
“The Diamond on the Ring”
A beautiful Blue Flag Beach nestled at the western edge of a gorgeous sheltered bay, right at the centre of the Kerry Dark-Sky Reserve.
A beloved haven for artists with a world renowned artist’s retreat at Cill Rialaig village, a gallery at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre and regular craft fairs.
Part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest coastal driving/walking route in Europe.
Home to Five Music Venues and an annual Festival with a Family Fun Day, you’ll never be short of entertainment, whether it’s Traditional sessions, music by the beach or singalong gigs.
Baile ’n Sceilg (in Irish) is a Gaeltacht region, where you can hear Irish spoken by the locals. It’s taught in the schools and is promoted in order to maintain its rich heritage and history. You can take courses here in the summer.
There is something here for everyone. Swimming and surﬁng, gentle strolls along the beaches, adventure hikes on our hills and glens, ﬁshing from beaches and boats, cycling round the Skelligs Ring, drinking and dining in our pubs and cafe’s and boat trips to Skellig Michael, the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Ballinskelligs, a spiritual retreat that will leave you refreshed and invigorated, and the perfect place for a family holiday by the sea.