Valentia has an extraordinary history and it is reflected in the landscape, architecture, culture and people of the place.

Altazamuth Stone

Altazamuth Stone

Valentia's place in the history of cartography and navigation

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Fishing

Fishing

Valentia Harbour and the Atlantic surrounding the island

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Knightstown

Knightstown Village

"an architectural character unsurpassed in any other village"

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RNLI Lifeboat

RNLI Lifeboat Station

Serving seafarers for more than 100 years

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Valentia Observatory

Valentia Weather Observatory

Europe's most westerly weather and climate observatory

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Early History

Early History of the Island

350 million years of history, place and people

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Grotto & Slate Quarry

Grotto & Slate Quarry

Quality natural world famous product and a Marian shrine

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Pipe Band

Valentia Island Pipe Band

Skirling pipes and the beat of the drum corps

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Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

Birthplace of global telecommunications

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Valentia Radio

Valentia MRSC

Co-ordinating search and rescue missions for over a century

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Emigration

Emigration

A familiar story along Ireland's West Coast

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Knights of Kerry

The Knights of Kerry

Glanleam, Valentia is the ancestral home of the Fitzgerald family

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Regatta

Valentia Island Regatta

Traditional coastal rowing and the Seine boat race

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Valentia Island Lighthouse

Valentia Island Lighthouse

One of Ireland's Great Lighthouses - stunning seascapes

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Valentia Young Islanders

Valentia Young Islanders

More than our fair share of footballing greats!

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