Vikings, Monks and Chieftans Tour
The Skellig Coast has its own unique Viking story that is set on the beautiful island of Beginnis in Valentia harbour. This is a story of a strategic alliance with the most powerful Clann in the Medieval South Kerry Kingdom of Corca Dhuibne
After a short boat ride through the beautiful Valentia Harbour we land on the now uninhabited island of Beginnis to visit and explore the remains of the Vikings house and Beginnis Island.
On return to shore we move on to the impressive 10th Century stone ring forts of Cahergal and Lacanabuaile and also Ballycarbery Castle which are located over the water from Caherciveen town – the centre of power of the South Kerry Chieftain.
Your local guide, Muiris Walsh, will bring these fascinating sites to life and bring you in touch with the lives of the Vikings, the ruling Clann and the Monks who served them on Church Island.
You will be impressed by the rugged beauty of Beginnis Island surrounded by the grand sweeping mountains overlooking Valentia Harbour and you will enjoy the fascinating stories of the Vikings, Monks and Chieftains who lived here – South Kerry’s own Game of Thrones.
This tour costs €50 per Person (Minimum 2 persons, Max 8 persons) Tour lasts 3 to 4 hours.
Pick up points: Portmagee – The Moorings, Valentia – The Royal Hotel, Waterville – The Waterville Lodge, Ballinskelligs – Tig Rosies, Caherciveen – The Barracks.
We also provide a full day private tour for 1-8 people for a family/group rate of €400.