The beautiful and tranquil village of Ballinskelligs can be found in the western part of the county of Kerry, Ireland, looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea. If you are looking for tranquillity and a slice of traditional Irish life, then a Ballinskelligs holiday is the ideal option for you. What’s more, a Ballinskelligs holiday rental house will offer all of the comforts of home without skimping on any of the mod-cons that you would expect in a first-class hotel. A Ballinskelligs holiday is guaranteed to leave you relaxed and ready to face the world again.
Whilst you can just opt to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings on a Ballinskelligs holiday, there are some activities to be enjoyed for those visitors who like to be active. Outdoor pursuits available in the village include walking, cycling, sailing, horse riding, swimming, fishing, windsurfing and diving. There are also nearby opportunities to enjoy a spot of tennis and golf. With stunning sea views and plenty of wildlife in the area around the village, a Ballinskelligs holiday is also the ideal choice for those who love nature, photography and painting.
If you can prise yourself away from your comfortable Ballinskelligs holiday rental house then there are some wonderful places to visit in the surrounding area. This includes the nearby island of Skelligs Michael, after which Ballinskelligs was named. The island has been a religious site from about the 7th century and there is a well preserved monastery at its summit which has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as some beautiful natural features, there is also The Hermitage, which is believed to have been a place of isolation for the Christian monks to use. It has three terraces and narrow steps and is thought to include a garden.
Should you be considering booking a Ballinskelligs holiday rental house then you will be able to enjoy fairly warm summers and mild, wet winters. Generally July and August are the warmest months of the year to have a Ballinskelligs holiday as the daytime temperature is a very pleasant 18°C. The winter months of December and January will see the daytime temperatures fall to between 5°C and 10°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 44 inches with the most rainfall usually occurring in October.
Travellers on a Ballinskelligs holiday can land at Kerry International Airport (KIR) which is approximately 37 miles away from the village. Air operators that offer cheap, regular flights to the area include Ryanair and Aer Arann. Passengers can depart from a few UK airports including Manchester (MAN), Luton (LTN) and Stansted (STN).