Posted by: jeanne | June 27, 2010

things to do around cill rialaig

for one thing, in the antiquarian world, it’s still called kildreelig, so your search automatically gets more results.

there are various early xian remains, and older prexian structures.  holy wells, standing stones, oratories, altars, even monasteries and castles.  within a good walk of where i’m going to be staying.  there’s also a chocolate factory a few fields over at st. finian’s bay

here are a few things i’ve found while searching this morning.  i’ve added links where you can find further information:

To appreciate the beauty of Ballinskelligs Bay and its beautiful Blue Flag beach, (to the west of which stands the ruins of McCarthys Castle), stroll the peaceful sandy shore with its miles of magical colour. You can also explore the ruins of Augustine Monastery, St. Michael’s Abbey, Ballinskelligs and St. Michael’s Well, Dungegan.

Take the high road to Bolus Head and visit the artists at work in the restored famine village of Cill Rialaig. Visit the Cill Rialaig Art and Heritage Centre in Dungegan and view the paintings and other works of art.

here’s an interesting place referred to as leabaleaha

just in case you’re coming to visit and want to reference this stuff, you’d better print it out and bring it with you, because there’s no internet access in this part of the world.



  1. […] think i published some information about the standing stones and oratory huts and stoneage forts on bolus head, and […]


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