Skellig Lodge, Ballinskelligs, Kerry

Ballinskelligs (Baile an Sceilg) is a seaside resort on the edge of Ballinskelligs Bay. Ballinskelligs is a renowned Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area). The area has miles of sandy beaches and fantastic scenery

Overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, The Skellig Lodge is located in the heart of Ballinskelligs. It is only 5 minutes’ walk to Ballinskelligs Beach, one of Ireland best Blue Flag Beaches, and just off  The ring of Kerry and The Skellig Ring ‘A Secret Ring off the Ring of Kerry’ between Waterville, home of the famous Waterville Golf Links and the spectacular scenery of Valentia Island.

The Skellig Lodge, built in 2003 is registered with Failte Ireland and meets the highest standards of comfort and convenience for guests. With warm, spacious, fresh and bright bedrooms with stunning views over the Ballinskelligs Bay and mountains with great modern facilities, fully equipped self- catering kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge, TV and free wireless surfing.

The Skellig Lodge is the ideal place to stay when exploring this most beautiful, hidden part of Ireland’s rugged south west coast. Local tourist attractions include boat trips to the Skellig Rock also known as Skellig Michael, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iconic McCarthy, the Gaeltacht village of Dungegan or ‘Dun Geagan’ in Irish, is home to a restored thatched cottage and a pre-famine village Cill Rialaig, now used as an International Artists and Writers Retreat or you might just want to indulge in and visit The Skellig Chocolate Factory amidst the awe-inspiring scenery of the Skellig Ring.

Ballinskelligs has a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, diving, surfing, wind surfing, kayaking cycling, angling and golfing and is part of the Kerry International Dark Sky reserve, the only internationally recognized Gold Tier reserve in the whole og the Northern hemisphere

TheBallinskelligs Reggatta is a very popular every summer for those interested in water

From The Skellig Lodge, a short walk on the beach will bring you to two pubs, restaurant, Beach Cafe, deli, take away and grill, and a country market ( every Sunday in June, July, August ) with entertainment by local singer’s & musicians.

Our Lodge with its spacious facilities and central location between Killarney and Dingle, makes it the ideal choice for your weekend/ week away

The Skellig Lodge is consistently amongst the top rated hostels in Ireland on and regularly receive outstanding reviews in Let’s Go, Guide du Routard, Rough Guides, Lonely Planet, Tripadvisor and others

  • Ensuite rooms and non ensuite room for family,
  • Single or dormitories with 24 hour hot water
  •  Free linen
  •  Laundry facilities
  • Excellent self-catering kitchen facilities
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Games room area and large yard
  • Free internet and Wi-Fi
  •  Free onsite parking
  • Dining room


Address: The Skellig Lodge
Ballinskelligs, Ring of Kerry
Co. Kerry,

Phone: 00353 (0)66 947 9942
Fax: 00353 (0) 66 947 9947
Email: [email protected]


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Open: 365 days a year