-a hidden gem off the Ring of Kerry in County Kerry
Portmagee is a little bit special. It’s often described as “a picturesque and sleepy little fishing village on the South Western most tip of the Iveragh peninsula, just off the Ring of Kerry. It’s true but the description only touches on the more obvious charms of our seaside home.
Portmagee is within reach of a huge number of activities from golfing to diving, for which the area is justly famous.
We’re also the departure hub for trips to the amazing and awe-inspiring Skelligs Rocks, the home of preserved monastic settlements from the 6th century.
And this is just the jewel in a crown of beautiful scenery, historical sites and fascinating places to visit in the area.
Our past is far from sleepy as is amply demonstrated in the tale of how the village got its name – pirates, smugglers and political intrigue are all mixed up in it.
Our New Year celebrations, based on a unique 160 year old tradition have a colourful history attached.
We think that, after this tour, you’ll have a taste for why Portmagee is Kerry’s best kept secret and why you’ll simply have to come see for yourself.