Plan Your Visit

Where is Valentia Island? 

Valentia Island is located on the most south westerly tip of Europe, made famous for being the chosen site for connecting Europe to America by transatlantic cable in the mid-1800s. We were the centre of cosmopolitan activity then and remain so today attracting visitors from all over the world.  We are accessible from the mainland by bridge at Portmagee and by a car ferry in the summer months from Renard Point, 2km from Caherciveen. This is a continuous shuttle ferry that operates every ten minutes, 7 days a week from April to October: 7.45 am to 9.30pm and Sundays 9am to 9.30pm. (July & August last ferry 10pm).

What kind of accommodation options are there on the island? 

Valentia Island offers a wide range of accommodation options from camper vans to holiday cottages to luxury B&B, run by people who want you to really enjoy your Valentia Island experience.

What is there to do? 

Valentia Island has it all. We have an idyllic setting for sailing, fishing, kayaking, and diving and on land we have cycling, hiking, rock climbing and world famous golf courses within easy reach.

  • Valentia Island Sea Sports – the water trampoline a particular favourite!
  • Valentia Heritage Centre -everything you need to know about the Island’s rich and unique past
  • The Skelligs Experience – once famous for being a monastery, now as an epic scene from Star Wars
  • Tetrapod Trackway – dinosaur footprints from between 350 and 370 million years ago!

If you require any further information you can contact Valentia Island Tourist Office on +353 (0)66 947 6985