Ballinskelligs walking | Kerry way

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Ballinskelligs | 0 comments

Ballinskelligs walking | Kerry way

Ballinskelligs walking | Kerry way

Ballinskelligs has much to offer you, the holiday maker; from the beautiful blue flag beach to the mighty Skellig Michael. However today, I am going to speak a little about walking and hiking in Ballinskelligs. Many of you, the walking or hiking enthusiastic, know only too well about the famous Kerry way. The Kerry way is the longest walking trail in Ireland, with the most beautiful countryside. There is no denying that the south Kerry part of the Kerryway is the most breathtaking of all.  So you, the keen walker, can appreciate the beauty and the awe inspiring countryside that awaits you in Ballinskelligs.


Ballinskelligs is located just off the Ring of Kerry road and the Kerry way walk between Cahirciveen and Waterville. We, here in Ballinskelligs, have two fantastic walks suitable for all level walkers:

  • Emlagh Loop Walk
  • Bolus Head Looped Walk

Emalagh Loop Walk

The Emlagh Loop walk is a beautiful walk, suitable to all level of walkers with a distance of 6km. The grade of the loop is easy and the estimated time to complete is approximately two hours. The loop takes in the Inny strand and Emlagh and the wondrous Rinn Roe beach.

Bolus Head Looped Walk

The Bolus head looped walk has some of the spectacular views of the Skellig Rocks and the puffin island. This walk is much more challenging than the Emlagh loop walk; the distance of the Bolus head is approximately 9 km and the estimated time to complete this walk comes to three hours. The grade of the Bolus head walk is considered to be moderate. The Bolus head loop is a ‘must do’, while in Ballinskelligs.

Ballinskelligs truly is a hidden gym is the South Kerry landscape. We, here in Ballinskelligs, have much to offer you. Some examples are shown below:


Golf Fishing Walking
Mountaineering Horse Trekking Sailing
Diving Water skiing Wind Surfing
Surfing Cycling Swimming
Skellig Trips Historical sites Archaeological  Sites
Music Sessions Award winning Restaurants And much more


 Start your walking vacation here

So, as you can see from the above, there are many things for you and your family to do here in Ballinskelligs. Today’s post was to show you, the walker or hiker, what we have to offer. Now you can imagine that if you combine other walking loops in South Kerry and a part of the Kerry way you will enjoy a fantastic vacation with us here, in Goggins trips and tours. Goggins will be happy to organize all your needs in order to enjoy these walking tours, from accommodation to transport. So please contact us today for Ballinskelligs walking | Kerry way.

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