Ballinskelligs

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Ballinskelligs
Baile an Sceilg
"The Home of The Monks"
Village
St Michael Ballinskelligs 1996 08 16.jpg
Ballinskelligs is located in Ireland
Ballinskelligs
Ballinskelligs
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 51°49′33″N 10°16′20″W / 51.825885°N 10.272217°W / 51.825885; -10.272217Coordinates: 51°49′33″N 10°16′20″W / 51.825885°N 10.272217°W / 51.825885; -10.272217
Country The Old School House Ballinskelligs
Province Munster
County County Kerry
Population (2006)
 • Total 355
Irish Grid Reference V429657
Website http://www.visitballinskelligs.ie
Official name: Baile an Sceilg

Ballinskelligs from Irish: Baile an Sceilg, meaning "homestead of the rocks",[1][2] is a Gaeltacht village in the south-west of the Iveragh peninsula (Uíbh Ráthach) in County Kerry, Ireland.

The rocks referred to in the village's Irish name are Skellig Michael and Little Skellig, an ancient monastic colony which lies off the coast from Ballinskellings. The town is also the site of a beach, the ruins of Ballinskelligs Priory of Augustinian Canons Regular, and the remains of Ballinskelligs Castle.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Deidre Flanagan et al.: Irish Place Names, Gill & Macmillan, 1994, ISBN 0-7171-2066-X, p. 172
  3. ^ Lord Killanin and Michael V. Duignan: The Shell Guide to Ireland, Ebury Press, London 1967, p. 86

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