Welcome to Valentia Island

Familiar to generations of sailors through its weather station, whose readings are still reported nightly on the BBC's shipping forecast, Valentia is a beautiful and under-visited corner of Kerry with a rich and fascinating history. Just 11km long by 3km wide, its narrow roads are best explored by bicycle.The island's Latin-sounding name is actually an anglicised version of the Gaelic Béal Inse, meaning 'the mouth... Read More

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