About Us

We have to face facts – fresh Atlantic sea air, locally produced food, a caring community environment, a complete excellent educational and childcare system from preschool to post Leaving Cert, the sea at your doorstep, triathlon club, events group, football, rugby, golf, soccer and cricket clubs, not a traffic light in sight, walking, hiking, sailing, and all this in the most spectacular setting in western Europe – well, it’s just not for everyone.

But, it could be for you! Valentia Island is a real place with a real and vibrant community. We build boats here, fishing boats, leisure boats, fast working Ribs. We write software, we create, we innovate and we accommodate. Every day people go about their business; farming, building, manufacturing, food producing, and catering for the ever increasing tourist market. The pace of life is not so much slower here than anywhere else – it’s just more deliberate, more reflective.

We care about community, we are there for ourselves but we are also there for each other and our children and our neighbours and their children. We surf the internet wave like everywhere else and we have our fair share of twitterers, Facebookers, instagrammers and snappers. We are committed to growing our community in a sustainable way through the creation and promotion of jobs in business across all sectors. Valentia Island offers a stable and authentic life experience for the potential entrepreneur.

Valentia Island Development Company is the Island enterprise company dedicated to promoting existing and potential new businesses interested in developing in our unique Island setting. If you are interested in relocating to Valentia, establishing a business on our island or looking to get involved in a community group, please get in touch!

 

Enterprises and Services

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Supporting these local enterprises and service providers supports the creation of jobs in Valentia Island

Airmid Natural Irish Skincare

Airmid Natural Irish Skincare

100% natural, chemical-free, ethical skincare range produced in and distributed from South Kerry

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Bog Cotton Gifts

Bog Cotton Gifts

Home and giftware featuring the beauty of the Skellig Coast

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Dphoto

Dphoto.ie

Landscape and portraiture photography services

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Final Dimensions

Final Dimensions

Beauty, massage, hair and foot health salon

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James Lynch Construction Ltd.

James Lynch & Sons Construction

New builds, renovations and engineering service

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Greenhouse Flower Centre

Greenhouse Flower Centre

Bedding and potted flowers

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John A. Curran Builders

John A. Curran Builders

New builds, extensions, conversions and maintenance

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Kennedy Bus Hire

Kennedy Bus Hire

Private bus hire, school and community transport

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Murphy Marine Services

Murphy Marine Services

New builds, Cygnus hulls, boat servicing and storage

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Quigley's Hackney

Quigley's Hackney Hire

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Skellig Wars T-shirts

Skellig Wars T-shirts

Puffin Vader, Skelligs Star Wars t-shirts and hoodies

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Stephen Power Photography

Stephen Power Photography

Photography tuition, workshops, landscape and corporate portfolio work

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Tina Robinson Design

Tina Robinson Design

Advertising – Brochures – Logo Design – Corporate Folders – Promotional Materials and more

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Valentia Industries Ltd.

Valentia Industries Ltd.

A subsidiary of PPI producing self-adhesive tape for many industries

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Valentia Island Car Ferry

Valentia Island Car Ferry

Roll on, roll off ferry providing service Easter to October Reenard - Knightstown

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Valentia Island Ribs

Valentia Island Ribs

New rib builds and servicing

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Valentia Slate Ltd.

Valentia Slate Ltd.

Producing quality slate products for roofing, home fixtures, headstones and flooring

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Walsh's Foodstore

Walsh's Foodstore

Foodstore, fuel, fishing tackle and of course, buckets and spades!

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