Attractions

Museum in Valentia Island

Skellig Experience

Immediately across the bridge from Portmagee, this distinctive building with a turf-covered roof contains exhibitions on the life of the Skellig Michael monks, the history of the island's lighthouses and its wildlif…
Historic Site in Valentia Island

Tetrapod Trackway

This string of small depressions in an exposed sandstone bedding surface next to the sea may not be as spectacular as dinosaur footprints, but these fossil tracks – left behind by a metre-long amphibious creature ar…
Gardens in Valentia Island

Glanleam House & Gardens

Built as a linen mill in 1775, this estate was transformed from 1808, when its owner established its 16-hectare gardens with exotic plants from around the world including bamboo and the tallest tree ferns in Europe.…
Museum in Valentia Island

Valentia Island Heritage Centre

Inside the old school on the road towards Geokaun Mountain, this intriguing local museum has a treasure trove of artefacts that tell the tale of the island's history more eloquently than any textbook – from school c…
Monument in Valentia Island

Telegraph Field

Valentia Island was chosen as the eastern terminus of the first transatlantic telegraph cable, from Heart's Content, Newfoundland. A monument at Telegraph Field, at the western end of the island, commemorates the es…
Viewpoint in Valentia Island

Geokaun Mountain

The local landowner has transformed the island's highest point, Geokaun (266m), into a network of easy walking trails and viewpoints, with a breathtaking outlook over the Fogher Cliffs. It's possible to drive all th…