Just off the Ring of Kerry on the Skellig Ring is Portmagee: (Irish: An Caladh - The Harbour) - a picturesque fishing village was named after a notorious 18th century smuggler called Captain Theobald Magee. Portmagee was the first town to be awarded the prestigious 'National Torism Town' award. Every Friday & Saturday evening you can enjoy traditional Irish Music and dancing at the Bridge Bar.
Awarded "National Tourist Town" staus in 2012, the village is the main boarding port for those visiting 'Skellig Michael' and the 6th-century monastic settlement. Ask your B&B Owner about booking trips to the Skellig Islands.
Skellig Michael (Irish: Sceilig Mhichíl - Michael's rock) also known as Great Skellig, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 - Just a few miles off the coast, boat trips to the island are available between May and Oct, weather permitting.
The monastery was founded around the 7th century and for 600 years the island was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. See our Gallery for pictures.
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