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Ballinskelligs Holiday Homes (S9)

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Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry

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This property sleeps: 9 with 1 Double, 2 Twins, 1 Triple room(s)

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These self catering holiday homes in
Ballinskelligs have on site tennis courts (please note equipment is not provided), are only 200m from a beautiful sandy Blue Flag Beach and just a short stroll from the village which has a pub which serves food and a convenience store.

The village of Ballinskelligs is situated overlooking scenic Ballinskelligs Bay, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and numerous pre-historic and early Christian ruins. The area has a variety of outdoor activities on offer such as horse riding at the local Heatherhill Stables , golf, cycling, angling and hiking. Skelligs Watersports, located between Ballinskelligs and Waterville, offers classes for all levels of ability in surfing, wind surfing and kayaking and provides all necessary equipment. The Ballinskelligs Reggatta is a great draw every summer for those interested in water sports. Ballinskelligs Watersports run regular boat trips from Ballinskelligs Pier to the nearby Skellig Islands and also diving trips in the crystal clear waters of the bay and around the islands.

Nearby, the Gaeltacht village of Dungegan or ‘Dun Geagan’ in Irish is home to a restored thatched cottage and a pre-famine village Cill Rialaig now used as an International Artists and Writers Retreat. Admission is free and there is an excellent café open during the summer months. Children are welcome for workshops in drawing, painting and ceramics. Other visitor attractions in the area which should not be missed include Staigue Fort, the 6th century monastic settlement on Skellig Rocks and Derrynane House & Park. 

Near by Renards Point has some really excellent pubs and restaurants serving locally caught seafood. Fresh fish is available for purchase daily at the pier at Portmagee which is also the departure point for the ferry over to Valentia Island which can also be reached by land bridge.

This self catering accommodation in Ballinskelligs is a convenient base form which to explore all aspects of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’ being within easy reach of the ‘Ring of Kerry’, Killarney, Kenmare, Waterville and Valentia.


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We had a week in Ballinskelligs in August 2014. House well equipped. The house was huge and had plenty of space for the 2 families. I would recommend for a holiday to anyone. The location is very far from anywhere. We did a lot of driving. It is a good one and a half hours from Killarney and Kenmare. Still a lovely time was had by all.

Deirdre - 19/08/2014 11:20:10

Most relaxing holiday nice places to visit one view nicer than the other very comfortable home well serviced

sheila cunningham - 05/08/2014 15:27:40

Stayed in a Trident house in Ballinskelligs in June/July 2014. Had a wonderful time - house was clean and comfortable and Monica the Manager was great to deal with. There was a few minor maintenance issues with the house but all were dealt with promptly by Monica. Estate was clean and well kept and beach was fabulous. Only complaint we had was in relation to the hob in the kitchen - it took ages to heat up and the dials were unreadable / needs to be replaced. Overall great place for a holiday with young kids. And a big thank you to Geraldine in Trident who recommended we try Kerry ! Brillant

Ger - 14/07/2014 09:39:41

Pure class,that is how i would describe both the house and the location.We spent the first week in sept. there with family and friends.The scenery was outstanding and that was from our front door.There is a fabulous friendly pub on our doorstep which we could not fault.Thank god we were doing a lot of our own cooking as the chipper opp. the pub left a lot to be desired,lets say he used a great advertiser.
As for the house,it had everything we needed and had lots of space for everyone.
thank you very much Trident homes and especially to Monica.
we hope to return next year.

pat monks - 11/09/2013 19:29:33

We loved our week in beautiful Ballinskelligs. The house is terrific, very warm, clean and comfortable and well looked after by caretaker Monica O'Shea who is excellent and does her work in a lovely friendly, efficient and helpful way. It is perfect for a restful break and great for young and old, the beautiful beach is a few mins walk away and there is a good pub with music & food across the road also a good takeaway a few mins away. There are some nice restaurants in Portmagee and Waterville about 10K drive. Though it is a quiet area there is loads to do and see - lovely drives, cliff walks/trails, Skellig Michael boat trip or the Skellig Experience Museum across the bridge to Valentia Island. Derrynane House and the brilliant white sand beach there is a lovely day trip through stunning scenery. We will be reccomending it highly to all our friends and family and will be very happy to return in the future.

J & E Fitzgerald - 04/09/2013 22:45:12

Not the best location for touring around as you have to drive around but perfect for family who might prefer to stay closer to base. Gorgeous beach just minutes walk from the property.

Tara - 04/09/2013 13:57:02

Had a lovely week with the family. The house was clean, comfortable and spacious. Would highly recommend Ballinskelligs Holiday Homes to my friends and family. The children had great fun playing tennis great to have on site as it meant less travelling to play parks.

Vin McCabe - 03/09/2013 13:29:36

It is our second time to stay there with our grandchildren. The accommodation is ideal for a sea-side holiday with them ( ages 10,11 & 13). There are some minor maintenance issues otherwise the property and the services are excellent.

William Riley - 20/08/2013 19:55:41

My family had a lovely stay in Ballinskelligs Trident Homes. House is spacious where kids could roam around and play. It is also very private that no worries for kids playing outside and so close to a beautiful beach. We enjoyed our stay and will consider going back some time. Keep up the good maintenance.

Medy Sefuentes - 14/08/2013 10:28:44

Lovely house in a quiet area. Probably the most relaxing holiday we've had in while. Our 2 kids aged 5 and 8 loved it and want to go back next year. Great location. See ye next year.

UNA FALVEY - 24/07/2013 10:41:36

This is our 4th year back to Ballinskelligs and the Trident homes...and we still love it. The homes are well equipped, and spacious...and the area is just incredible. We have been there in the rain and for the last two weeks in the sun....and is a special spot no matter what. We WILL be back! Many thanks to Trident and especially Monica who always looks after us so well.

Julia Culleton - 16/07/2013 15:43:32

We have always used Trident Holiday Homes but these last ten days in Ballinskelligs have been the best of all! The house is so spacious and comfortable my nephew and his little lad aged 6 were able to join us for the long weekend. The house was beautifully warm when we arrived. Then the warm weather arrived as well! the house is so close to so many interesting places and right beside what must be one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. When the time came we didn't want to leave and will definitely consider going to Ballinskelligs again despite the long drive from Dublin!
Ignatius Waters 10/6/2013

Ignatius Waters - 10/06/2013 11:58:08

Have just returned from 2 weeks in Ballinskelligs and loved it. The weather was changeable but nothing like as bad as that in UK. You do not visit Ireland to get a sun tan so take clothes for all weathers. The norm is all four seasons in a day. The houses are excellent as are the estate manageress and the two cleaning ladies.
It was a very quiet spot this early in the year except on the bank holiday weekend but for peace tranquility and wonderful sea, beach and coastal views not many places can beat it. If you want more shops and pubs etc. Cahersiveen and Waterville are not far away.
My wife and daughter even commented that Dad has never been so relaxed on holiday before he didn't have even one of his usual hissy fits.
Loved everything and will definitely consider a holiday there again.

John Smyth - 19/06/2012 10:45:20

Just a quick note to say that I’m just back from a fab 2 weeks in Ballinskelligs. Your holiday homes there are great and very well managed.
We stayed at the ballinskellig holiday homes in August and found them to be in a great location within walking distance of the fabulous blue flag beach where the kids had a ball. The houses themselves had a lovely open plan layout and really felt like a holiday home, they are very spacious and can accomadate 9 no problem. We did feel though that after this summer the houses could do with a face-lift especially the couches which had springs gone in them and were very faded and torn in places, but it really would only take small changes to bring these houses back to a very good standard. As for ballinskelligs itself it is quiet but if you are looking for a relaxing break with an exceptional beach and good accomodation this is the place for you.

Martin - 25/05/2012 10:08:39