BALLINSKELLIGS LOVES WALKING 2014 – EVENTS PLANNING

BALLINSKELLIGS LOVES WALKING 2014 – EVENTS PLANNING
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June (Meitheamh)
Sun 1st – 1:30pm FAMILY WALK ‘Sea Birds & Seascapes’ Out along the beach to the Abbey and Pier for birdwatching with Eddi MacCormaic of Iveragh Birdwatch; back along country lanes with spectacular views. Suitable for adults & children accompanied by adults, with optional routes to walk for 1 or 2hrs/Rated: Easy/Moderate. Bring footwear for shallow water. €8 Adult €2 Child 8+yrs. Meet at Café Cois Trá

Sat 14th – 12pm SEAWEED WALK with Russell & Sue Jackson local seaweed foragers. Learn about seaweed to eat and for use in organic gardening 1½hrs/Rated: Moderate. Bring footwear for shallow water (not suitable for bare feet). €8 Adult €3 Child 8+yrs. Meet at Café Cois Trá
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July (Lúil)
Sat 12th – 11am SEAWEED WALK with Russell & Sue Jackson local seaweed foragers. Learn about seaweed to eat and for use in organic gardening – 1½hrs/Rated: Moderate. Bring footwear for shallow water (not suitable for bare feet). €8 Adult €3 Child 8+yrs. Meet at Café Cois Trá

August (Lúnasa)
Sat 9th – 1:30pm BALLINSKELLIGS MINI WALKING FESTIVAL (DAY 1): Emlagh National Loop Walk – an opportunity to find out about the boglands heritage, landscape, flora & fauna – 3½hrs/10km/Rated: Moderate. (for further details: http://www.ballinskelligsloveswalking.com). €10 Single (+€5 Additional Family Member). Meet at Old School House B&B at Barry’s Cross

Sun 10th – 1pm BALLINSKELLIGS MINI WALKING FESTIVAL (DAY 2): ‘Moonfall’ Stone Row Megaliths via Cill Rialaig Artist’s Retreat & Early Christian Site and tea/coffee/biscuits music & songs at the Cill Rialaig Communal Room – fantastic views of the coast down to the Beara Peninsula – 4hrs/9km/Rated: Moderate (for further details: http://www.ballinskelligsloveswalking.com). €10 Single (+€5 Additional Family Member). Meet at Café Cois Trá

September (Meán Fómhair)
Sat 6th – 1pm BALLINSKELLIGS MINI WALKING FESTIVAL (DAY 3): Bolus Barracks National Loop Walk with unrivalled views of The Skelligs and the Ocean, and superb seascape photographic opportunities – bring your tripod! – 4hrs inc. travel/6km/max ht. 410m/Rated: Moderate-Strenuous (for further details: http://www.ballinskelligsloveswalking.com). €10 Single (+€5 Additional Family Member). Meet at Café Cois Trá

Sun 7th – 2pm BALLINSKELLIGS MINI WALKING FESTIVAL (DAY 4): St Michael’s Holy Well & healing site via the 18th Century Fish Palace/Salthouse with music & poetry in cliff-top settings by secret coves + Cill Rialaig Arts Centre & Café – 3hrs/4km/Rated: Moderate (for further details: http://www.ballinskelligsloveswalking.com). €10 Single (+€5 Additional Family Member). Meet at Café Cois Trá

Sat 20th – 2pm BALLINSKELLIGS HONEY CELEBRATION in conjunction with Iveragh Beekeepers Association (www.ibeekeepers.com). Celebrating honey bees, one of the world’s vital crop pollinators; the Native Irish Honey Bee which predominates in the Ballinskelligs area with genetic purity; honey products and foods to sample; demonstration of using beeswax to make candles and top-of-the range wood and leather polish – 2hrs. €8 Adult/€2 Child. Ballinskelligs Community Centre

Ballinskelligs tourism

Ballinskelligs tourism

 

Ballinskelligs, with its beautiful Blue Flag beach, sits on the western edge of stunning Ballinskelligs Bay on the scenic Skellig Ring road which connects us to our neighbouring village, The Glen, an area of outstanding natural beauty with the most magical views of The Skelligs.

Spirituality, history and legend entwine here in many ancient archaeological sites from the iconic McCarthy Tower to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Skellig Michael – one of the earliest and most well preserved, christian spiritual centres in Ireland and Ballinskelligs is a renowned Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) with the beautiful ‘blás’ of the Munster dialect.
We are a small and friendly community and we look forward to sharing with you, the very best of Ballinskelligs and The Glen.