Self Catering Holiday Homes in Ballinskelligs

Ballinskelligs is situated on the shores of Ballinskelligs Bay in Co. Kerry in the south of Ireland. Trident Holiday Homes offers self catering holiday homes in Ballinskelligs which are just minutes from the sandy, Blue Flag Beach.

The little seaside village of Ballinskelligs has a convenience store and a local pub. With its fantastic sandy beach and turquoise waters, this part of Kerry and the coast is ideal for watersports. The local centre Skelligs Watersports offers classes in surfing, wind surfing and kayaking. The Ballinskelligs Regatta is a great draw every summer for those interested in rowing.

The near by village of Renards Point has some really excellent traditional pubs and restaurants serving locally caught seafood. Fresh fish can also be purchased daily from the pier at Portmagee. It is from this pier that the ferry for Valentia Island leaves though the island can also be reached but land bridge.

There are regular boats taking visitors out to the Skellig Rocks & Skellig Michael. The former is a designated World Heritage Site, dating back to 600AD, it was initially a haven for Catholics who were being persecuted at the time. The earliest monastic settlement in Ireland was built here with 670 steps leading from the rock&rsquos small harbour to St. Fionan&rsquos Monastery. The monks left in the 13th century and the rock became a destination for pilgrims, the hive like buildings of the monastery are still standing and today, a popular visitor attraction.  The smaller of the two rocks has the world&rsquos second largest colony of genets and is also home to a large variety of other seabirds including the puffin, arctic turn, black guillemot, herring gull, razorbill, fulmar, manx shearwater and cormorant. 

Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry
There are any number of spectacular walks along the coast near Ballinskelligs, one of the best being the Bolus Head Walk which takes you up onto the headlands overlooking St. Finan Bay with stunning views of the Skelligs and on past Cill Rialaig, a restored famine village. Other local heritage sites include Staigue Fort, one of Ireland&rsquos largest preserved ring forts and Derrynane House & Park, the ancestral home of national hero Daniel O' Connell.

Our self catering accommodation in Ballinskelligs is an ideal base from which to explore Kerry, which is also the departure point for the ferry over to Valentia Island which can also be reached by land bridge.