Skellig holiday cottage is in a unique location, situated outside of the hustle & bustle of Dingle town. However as it is located only 3 miles away one can visit Dingle and enjoy the great activities & facilities of the area, such as:
- Swim with Fungi – In the early 1980s, Dingle fishing crews began to notice a solitary bottlenose dolphin that followed their vessels, jumped about in the water and sometimes leapt over smaller boats. When an American tourist offered to pay a boatman to take him to visit the large, friendly dolphin, an industry was born. Eleven boats now go out every day in the summer, and the Dingle dolphin is an international celebrity.
- Oceanworld Dingle – Enjoy the fascinating Underwater World of the Atlantic at the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium.
Of course, there is much more to do in Dingle, such as enjoying the wonderful cuisine both world-wide and local (freshly caught fish from the harbour) and, of course, the great night life with traditional music nightly and mighty craic.
On the other side of Skellig holiday cottage one can enjoy the wonderful sandy beach and quaint village of Ventry not to mention the following:-
- The Blasket Centre is a wonderful interpretive centre in a long, white hall ending in a wall-to-ceiling window overlooking the islands. Great Blasket’s rich community of storytellers and musicians is profiled along with its literary visitors like John Millington Synge, writer of Playboy of the Western World. The more prosaic practicalities of island life are covered by exhibits on shipbuilding and fishing. There’s a cafe with Blasket views, and a useful bookshop.
- Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours – dolphin, whale watching, bird watching, wildlife boat tours from Ventry Harbour, Dingle Bay, Kerry, Ireland. Ventry Harbour is situated 4 miles west of Dingle town on the Slea Head drive [R559] and we run a morning (2 1/2hr) tour departing at 1000hrs ; an afternoon (4 hr) guided tour departing at 1300hrs and an evening (2 1/2) specialist whale and dolphin watching tour departing at 1700hrs. We also do an all day combination eco marine tour around the Blasket Islands archipelago including landing on the Great Blasket Island
- Celtic & Prehistoric Museum – which is well worth a visit on the Slea Head/Kilvicadownig route.
- Dunbeg Fort – History with a cliff-side view on the Slea Head/ Fahan Ventry route.
There is much more to do and see, too numerous to mention, such as fishing; boat trips; horse riding on Ventry strand; a visit to Rahinnane Castle or the near-by bee-hive huts; a visit to the local Louis Mulcahy pottery workshops, and also the local Brian de Staic jewellery shops, and much much more.
If you just want a relaxing holiday why not just sit in the conservatory or garden and soak up the wonderful scenery and local ambience.