Iveragh Historical Tours offer a number of half-day and full-day guided tours of the Skellig Coast and can customise a tour for your groups needs. The tour below incorporates some of the highlights on Valentia Island.
From Tetrapods to Telegrams
In the entertaining company of your local Driver Guide, Muiris Walsh, take an unforgettable journey through time calling at:
- the 385 million year old Tetrapod Tracks
- Valentia Slate Quarry and hear about the Knights of Kerry
- Early Christian Site home to a rare Ogham Stone at Kildreenagh, Valentia
- 4,000 year old stone Wedge tomb
- The landing site of the first Transatlantic Telegraph Cable at Foilhamerum bay – where the original World Wide Web of modern communication began
The Skellig Chocolate Factory in St. Finians Bay is our final stop on this tour where you can taste the delicious chocolate and enjoy the views of the Skellig Rock.
On our way to the Chocolate Factory we leave Valentia Island and continue on the Skellig Ring trail through the picturesque fishing village of Portmagee and drive over the stunning mountains into St. Finians Bay. The drive over Coom an Easpaig (Irish for Pass of the Bishop) into St. Finians Bay is simply breathtaking with unforgettable views of the Skellig Rock.
This is your opportunity to spend time in the company of South Kerry local, your Driver Guide, Muiris Walsh. The Skellig Coast is his home and Muiris can connect you to its people and place in a way that only a local can – your tour with Muiris will be full of fun, lively conversation, stories and good old Irish ‘craic’.
This tour costs €30 per Person (Minimum 2 persons, Max 8 persons) Tour lasts 3 to 4 hours.
Free pick up available from Waterville, Portmagee, Valentia, Caherciveen and Ballinskelligs. Subject to demand.