A Rough Day at Ballinskelligs Beach Co Kerry


(Acrylic painting) There are some beautiful sandy beaches around Ballinskelligs, the main Ballinskellig Beach (also known locally as Ladies Beach) comes complete with an old castle ruin known locally as McCarthy Mór Castle (or Ballinskelligs Castle). It was used back in the 15th & 16th century to guard against pirates. It makes for a lovely backdrop to the beach which is also Blue Flag listed.

Within Ballinskelligs are the two parts of the Cill Rialaig project, the Artist Retreat in the former village of Cill Rialaig, and the Arts Centre in the village of Dun Geagan. The project is led since foundation in 1991 by local resident Noelle Campbell- Sharp of Canuig House