Skellig Monks Trail.

The Skelligs Monks trail is a very beautiful 2Km walk along the foreshore from Ballinskelligs Beach Car park to Ballinskelllgs pier and the old Coast Guard Station at Reen. The route is littered with history and heritage. You will walk in the footsteps of the Skelligs Monks and visit Ballinskelligs Abbey which was the land base of the Skellig Monks. You will learn about the history of the Skelligs rock, the trans Atlantic Cable St Michaels well, Ballinskelligs Castle, Pirates and shipwrecks, as well as much much more.
Your guide is Dessy who was born and reared in Ballinskelligs and is a mine of information on the history and heritage of the area

Key information:

Trailhead: Start Ballinskelligs Beach Car Park
Distance: 2.1km
Duration: 1.5 hours approx.
Description: Low level walk along foreshore and road.
Dress. Comfortable shoes /Rainwear
Price: Adult €10 Children €5


May/June / Sept Wednesday, Friday 11am
July/Aug Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11am
Where: Meet at trailhead Ballinskelligs beach car park
We cater for all group sizes big or small.
Contact: 00 353 876792636 or complete the contact form on this page with a time that suits you.

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