Skellig Experience Centre, County Kerry
In the Skellig Experience Center you can experience many aspects of the offshore Skellig islands while remaining on the dry land, in a custom built, stone clad, grass roofed, prize winning building located right on the waterfront beside the Valentia Island bridge at Valentia, County Kerry!
Here, through re-creations and models you can study the works and lives of the Skellig monks of the early Christian period, their activities, their endurance and their dedication in gaining a foothold on a tiny, inhospitable, offshore island and creating a community there that survived for some 600 years. In The Skellig Experience’s 80-seat auditorium, through a 16-minute audio-visual presentation you can follow the footsteps of those Skellig monks, and wonder at the legacy of architecture that they left behind. Here too, in The Skellig Experience’s re-created Skellig sea cliff, with life-size models and related presentations, you can get to know, by sight and sound, the life and times of the seabirds of Skellig.
The Skellig Experience Centre also offers – again through artifacts and realistic re-creations - an experience of Skellig lighthouse – its history – its light keepers and its service to mariners since the 1820’s. The underwater life of Skellig is presented through a gallery of the still photographs of visiting international Skellig divers and through a colorful video exclusively from Skellig waters.
The Skellig Experience Centre also includes a retail area with many Skellig-related, Kerry-related and Ireland-related books, souvenirs and crafts.
"Fionan’s Kitchen", our "restaurant-with-a-view", overlooking the waterfront of Portmagee Channel, and seating up to 48 persons, offers teas, coffees, snacks, sandwiches – and larger meals.
And, of course, you can always enjoy the good food and keen shopping at the Skellig Experience Centre even without entering the exhibition area! May, June & September Open 10.00 am – 6.00 pm seven days a week
Add to Custom Tour
Create your very own Ireland tour with our Tailor Made Tours section. Once you've created an account and logged in, you can add your favourite attractions, accommodation and activities. And, when you're happy with your choices, just send them on to one of our Ireland experts and we'll design a custom itinerary and quote tailored just for you.
Romantic Ireland Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Find romance around every corner on this short getaway.
Starting from $831 pps
Luxury South Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Luxurious accommodation and the south's arresting scenery.
Starting from $1,373 pps
Journey Through the West Chauffeur Drive Tour 11 Days
Ireland's wonderful west.
Starting from $4,018 pps
Romantic Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Get swept away in the romance of Ireland with a touch of class.
Starting from $2,871 pps
Luxury South Self-Drive Tour 6 Days
Treat yourself to the finest in Ireland's south.
Starting from $995 pps
Taste of Ireland Escorted Bus Tour 6 Days
Visit the most iconic attractions of the Emerald Isle
Starting from €853† pps
Irish Adventure Escorted Bus Tour 9 Days
Option to add additional Day in Dublin. From / to Dublin
Starting from €1,257† pps
Journey Through the West Self-Drive Tour 11 Days
Experience an unforgettable beauty.
Starting from $1,145 pps
Taste of Ireland Escorted Bus Tour 5 Days
See the most popular Irish attractions on this 5 day Tour
Starting from €739† pps
Irish Heritage Escorted Bus Tour 7 Days
Discover Ireland's Heritage on this Tour from Shannon-Dublin
Starting from €1,443† pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Enjoy the best of Irish tradition.
Starting from $2,867 pps
Romantic Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
Embrace the romance of Ireland in this privately guided tour.
Starting from $2,135 pps
Scottish & Irish Gold Escorted Bus Tour 15 Days Gla/Dub
The best of the Celtic Worlds
Starting from €2,813† pps
Traditional Pub & Folklore Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Awaken your Celtic soul with Irish music and traditions.
Starting from $988 pps
Taste of Ireland Escorted Bus Tour 6 Days, Dub/Shan
Dublin to Shannon Escorted Bus Tour of Ireland.
Starting from €907† pps
Irish Gold Escorted Bus Tour 8 Days
The best of Southern Ireland
Starting from €1,303† pps
Luxury South Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
Stunning accommodation and your very own personal guide.
Starting from $4,140 pps
Romantic Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Fall in love with the Emerald Isle and enjoy a whirlwind romance.
Starting from $832 pps
Luxury South Chauffeur Drive Tour 6 Days
A luxurious getaway complete with private driver and guide.
Starting from $2,874 pps
Scottish & Irish Dream Escorted Bus Tour 13 Days Gla/Shan
The best of Scotland and Ireland
Starting from €2,368† pps