Ballinskelligs, with its beautiful Blue Flag beach, sits on the western edge of stunning Ballinskelligs Bay on the scenic Skellig Ring road which connects us to our neighbouring village, The Glen, an area of outstanding natural beauty with the most magical views of The Skelligs.
Spirituality, history and legend entwine here in many ancient archaeological sites from the iconic McCarthy Tower to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Skellig Michael - one of the earliest and most well preserved, christian spiritual centres in Ireland and Ballinskelligs is a renowned Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) with the beautiful 'blás' of the Munster dialect.
We are a small and friendly community and we look forward to sharing with you, the very best of Ballinskelligs and The Glen.
* www.visitballinskelligs.ie is a community website managed entirely by unpaid volunteers *
The new Ballinskelligs Calendar of Events 2013 was launched on Easter Monday's Gathering Event at Cable O'Leary's Bar.
The 2013 calendar is again bi-lingual as a lot of people have found this to be a great help in getting to know more Irish and we have had very positive feedback.
Click Learn more Irish for this month's featured Irish phrases.....
Courtesy of Foras na Gaeilge.
Click here to see all events scheduled to date....
The Bally Event Guide 2013
Cill Rialaig Art Gallery
Children's Workshops begin in the first week of July Contact 066 947 9277 for information.
Live music at TIG ROSIE - Clare Horgan and John Browne every Wednesday evening
Country Market every Sunday at Cafe Cois Tra 11am - 4pm
Monday 1st - Friday 5th Campa Naíonáin Irish Summer Camp for young children - Halla Pobail* - Contact Comhchoiste for booking 066 947 4888
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th Waterville Children's Festival Organised Fun Activities for children. See www.visitwaterville.ie for details
Sunday 14th 2.30pm Seaweed Walk/ Siúlóid Fheammaine Cois Cladaigh ar Thrá
Bhaile n Sceilg with John Fitzgerald Learn about edible foods on the coast Café Cois Trá
Saturday 20th 10am Open Garden Day/ Lá Oscailte Garraíadóireachta Visit local gardens and share gardening knowledge.
Proceeds to local charity. Registration 10am at Halla Pobail*
Monday 22nd - Friday 26th Campa Samhraidh Irish Language Summer Camp for young children - Halla Pobail* - Contact Comhchoiste for booking 066 947 4888
Thursday 25th - Sun 28th Cable O Leary's Music and Dance Festival - Live at the Marquee/ Féile Ceoil agus Rince i Cable O Leary's - Beo sa Marquee
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