Special wheelchairs available on Ballinskelligs beach to help people with mobility issues.

Beach-friendly wheelchairs have been introduced to two of the top strands in Co Kerry, which boasts 13 Blue Flag amenities.

The specially adapted beach Hippocampe chairs are available at Inch at the entrance to the Dingle peninsula and at Ballinskelligs beach in the south of the county.

beach wheelchair

The chairs, with specially-designed wheels, are free of charge, available seven days a week but must be booked in advance at the two beaches, council spokesman Owen O’Shea said.

They glide over the soft sand, unlike regular wheelchairs.

The chairs are available through July and August from 12pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and from 11am to 7pm at weekends.
n To make a booking for Ballinskelligs, contact 087 296 5874

Ballinskelligs Bus Services

Local Link Kerry provide a range of Public & Community Bus Services all over Kerry and provide the following services in Ballinskelligs;

R287b Dromid – Ballinskelligs – Caherciveen – every Monday & Wednesday (timed to meet Local Link Kerry 285 in Caherciveen which travels to Killorglin and there it is timed to meet Bus Eireann 279b to / from Killarney
R37 Ballinskeligs – Caherciveen – Glenbeigh – Killorglin – Tralee – every Thursday
R40 Ballinskelligs to Caherciveen – Every Friday

The above Services are door to door where possible in Ballinskelligs – therefore intending Passengers would need to ring us on 066 7147002 in order to be collected. As you can see the Services R287b is designed to bring people / tourists to Ballinskelligs and also local’s who may wish to travel to Caherciveen or further afield.

R287b & R40 are provided by McCarthy’s of Caherciveen and R37 is provided by Goggin’s, Ballinskelligs on our behalf.

For full timetables and info click here

Ballinskelligs (Baile ’n Sceilg)

diamond-80G“The Diamond on the Ring”

Home of the famous Skellig Monks, who called it ‘the nearest thing to heaven’ when they settled in the area and turned it into the spiritual centre of early Christian Ireland.

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.

McCarthy Mór Tower (the famous ‘castle on the beach’) and the 12th Century Abbey are just two of Ballinskelligs’ iconic sights to visit in this area steeped in heritage.

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.

Welcome to Ballinskelligs…