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.
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The Bally Event Guide 2013
Friday April 12th at 8pm
South Kerry Astronomy will hold a consultation and presentation on the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve. Astro-tourism is starting to attract a large following, as more densely populated areas have lost the benefit of pure black skies with beautiful constellations of stars.
South Kerry is ideally situated to gain from Astrotourism.
Julie Ormonde will present in Ballinskelligs Village Hall.
Saturday April 27th at 11am
BIG SPRING CLEAN-UP
BEAG organised Ballinskelligs Area Clean-Up.
Contact Doris 066 947 9170, meet at Café Cois Trá.
Everyone welcome to be a part of this community effort!
Find out more about Ballinskelligs Tourism