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Skellig Michael:  The larger of the Skellig Rocks

that lies eight miles outside Ballinskelligs Bay.


On a visit in 1910, George Bernard Shaw called it

ďAn incredible, impossible, mad place. I tell you the

thing does not belong to any worldthat you and

I have lived and worked"


And how right he was! Skellig Michael has been

recently visited by beings from other galaxies.


Yes, Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, the Wookey and

all their other-worldly associates have been

filming the latest Star Wars films there.




Queen Victoria stayed in stately Muckross House in 1861. Muckross Abbey is nearby as is Killarney National Park which will take your breath away. Like Killarney, holiday makers invariably include Valentia Island on their schedules.




Cill Rialaig†††† pre-famine village is situated on the side of

the mountain overlooking Ballinskelligs. One or two of the

houses have been renewed and accommodate travelling

artists from all over the world.



†††††††††††††††††††††††† The Gallerus Oratory is perfectly

†††††††††††††††††††††††† preserved and is one of the many

†††††††††††††††††††††††† impressive ancient sites in Dingle



The birthplace of the Liberator, Daniel O'Connell, is

found just outside Cahersiveen, and his impressive

estate, Derrynane House, which has been lovingly

maintained, is well worth a visit.


Leacanbuille Stone Fort lies just outside Cahersiveen

and dates from around 1000 BC.Staigue Fort outside††

Castlecove is much younger at a mere 500 BC

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