The Skellig Lodge,

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Welcome to The Skellig Lodge in magnificent Ballinskelligs Bay ….

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 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.
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.
The skellig Lodge is also walking distance to Cill Rialaig Art Centre. The Art Gallery restaurant has an enviable reputation for good food and a fine selection of wines

Location and Contact


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• Overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, the Skellig Hostel is located in the heart of Ballinskelligs. Just off the Skellig Ring, “ A Secret Ring off the Ring of Kerry”, the Hostel is the ideal place to stay when exploring this most beautiful, hidden part of Ireland’s rugged south west coast.How to find us
• From Kerry Airport – 1 hour drive to Caherciveen, which is the nearest town to the Hostel. 4km outside of Caherciveen on the Waterville Road or “Ring of Kerry”, take the 2nd right hand turn at sign post for Ballinskelligs Village.
• Through Ballinskelligs, stay on the main road, “Skellig Ring”, past the junction for Ballinskelligs Beach and Pier. At the top of this stretch of road, is another small junction with a very sharp bend. Slow down and drive through the junction (up the hill) taking care of the traffic coming from the left. The Lodgel is the 4th building on the left with Skellig lodge on the sign at the gate.
• From Tralee and Killarney, (train & bus), take the N70 to Killorglin, and then take the same directions as above.
• Local Community Buses
• Ballinskelligs to Caherciveen: 9.45 am
• Caherciveen to Ballinskelligs: 1.30 pm
• +353 (0)87 252 5478
• Fridays : E5 Single or Return
• Ballinskelligs to Tralee: 9.30 am
• Tralee to Ballinskelligs: 3.45 pm
• + 353 1890 528 528
• Thursdays: E5 Single / E10 Return
• Taxis
• As the nearest bus stop is in Caherciveen, we have a special arrangement for our guests . Taxis will collect guests from the Bus Stop at Caherciveen and bring you directly to the Skellig Lodge. Collections must be pre-booked and the local charge applies.
• Should you require more information on this service, please contact us directly or phone
• Goggins Travel at +353 (0)87 2229858

Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Older travelers (+50)

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Jobs/Work Available



Lounge Area

No Bunkbeds

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible

Lockers in Rooms

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 10

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m ( Summer Season) 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Winter Season)

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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