Despite its seeming isolation, the Skellig Coast has played a significant role in the building of Ireland as a nation – a role that has evolved and been shaped throughout history by the forces of the Atlantic.
With its shores regarded as the cradle of Gaelic civilisation following the landing of the Milesians in 700BC, this rugged, coastal destination has since given rise to a rich culture and historical tapestry blending the aspirations and achievements of expedition, conquest and liberation.
“Be Inspired by the Spirit of Human Endeavour”
Come away feeling that the world is a better place after hearing the powerful stories of bravery and triumph from past leaders and liberators in their efforts to care for their community and humanity.
Follow the story of Daniel O’Connell from his birth place in Cahersiveen, to the Old Barracks via Valentia Island to hear his stories and on to his home in Derrynane at Derrynane House and National Historic Park.
Being at the edge of the known world, the Skellig Coast has attracted intrepid adventurers for generations, each wave leaving a trace of their history in our stories, language, sports and traditions. Join the celebration of life at the Edge of the World as you immerse yourself in the rich music, Irish language and sporting traditions shaped by the land and its people over generations.