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Wend your way along the Ring of Kerry, drive up the Wild Atlantic Way, and explore some of southwestern Ireland’s most spectacular scenery on this private tour. Following pickup from your Killarney accommodation (available at select hotels), board your luxury vehicle and set off. You’ll see the sights from the road, can go for rambles at Bray Head or Derrynane, and will pause to enjoy a traditional Irish pub lunch (own expense).
When on Church Island, guests will climb from the water’s edge to discover a unique and fully restored 7th century Monastery. It was here on Church Island where the monks encountered the Vikings who subsequently established a settlement on Beginish Island only 200 metres away during the early 8th century.
Our next venture into the past will take us to Beginish Island. Here you will explore the Viking Settlement surrounding the beautiful and natural brown sandy beaches touched by the Atlantic Ocean. Our walk will then take us towards the ‘Pilot look out’, where you will discover the history and purpose of the sea trade activity and coastal protection that started with the enemy long ago.
On departing Beginish Island, you will be engrossed in some local myths and folklore of strange goings-on within these remote Islands. Here you can decide whether these tales could be true or whether they are just old island myths!
Tour can be booked on a private basis, please call for more info.
Spectacular Mountain Walks & Cliffs on the Wild Atlantic Ocean : : Transatlantic Cable 1866 Story :Slate Quarry Story & Grotto from 1954 The Marion year : Visit to the Lighthouse & Talk given by a Retired Lighthouse Keeper After 30 years Service : You can spend time on a long or short walk towards the LOOK OUT HUT in Bray Head
Valentia Island with its unique heritage is accessible by Road & Car Ferry .Knightstown planned by the Knight of Kerry is the main village and built around the Harbour
Valentia Island has many historic buildings from the Cable era of the mid 1800's when the First Transatlantic cable was laid
This boat tour is a unique opportunity to relax and explore Valentia Islands unique history and culture on the Wild Atlantic Way. Sit back and enjoy the history of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable that was laid through Valentia Harbour from the Western Union Cable station right across the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of Newfoundland - Canada in 1866.
Your guide will then transport you back to the 6th & 7th century were you will discover the amazing history and findings from Church Island and Beginish Island of the Monks and Vikings that once roamed the Skellig Coast.
Before arriving back to your departure point, your tour will take you to Cromwell Point lighthouse allowing you to imagine the pirate ships that passed under the cannons that once protected the harbour to then go straight ahead passing Glanleam beach - back towards Knightstown, Valentia.
Please Note: Only the boat is wheelchair accessible.
Skillig Ring Tour = So much to see Skellig Micheal , Chocolate Factory Tasting Slate Mine , Grotto , Site of the First Transatlantic Cable in 1866 that connected Europe to America Via Canada , Piece of the First Cable is carried on the Minibus : Sea Trips to Skellig Micheal can be arranged as I spent 30 years a Lighthouse Keeper Round the coast of Ireland
P.S. The Chocolate Factory is now Closed on the Saturday's & Sunday's until February 2020