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Baile an Sceilg
The Priory, Ballinskelligs
The Priory, Ballinskelligs
Ballinskelligs is located in Ireland
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
CountyCounty Kerry
 • Total375 (Electoral District)[1]
Irish Grid ReferenceV429657
Official name: Baile an Sceilg

Ballinskelligs, officially Baile an Sceilg (Irish for "Place (village) of the craggy rock"),[2][3] is a Gaeltacht village in the south-west of the Iveragh peninsula (Uíbh Ráthach) in County Kerry, Ireland. The townland is in the Civil Parish of Prior and was in the Poor law union of Cahersiveen.

The rock(s) referred to in the village's Irish name are the Skellig IslandsSkellig Michael and Little Skellig—an ancient monastic colony which lies off the coast from Ballinskelligs. The town is also the site of a beach, the ruins of Ballinskelligs Priory of Augustinian Canons Regular, and the remains of Ballinskelligs Castle.[4]

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  1. ^ "Table 10: Population in each county, city, rural area and electoral division within the Gaeltacht, 2006 and 2011" (PDF). Census 2011. Central Statistics Office. p. 130.
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ Deidre Flanagan et al.: Irish Place Names, Gill & Macmillan, 1994, ISBN 0-7171-2066-X, p. 172
  4. ^ Lord Killanin and Michael V. Duignan: The Shell Guide to Ireland, Ebury Press, London 1967, p. 86