Portmagee was the first ever winner of Fáilte Ireland's National Tourism Towns Award. 2012
Valentia is about 10 kms (6 miles) long with lots to see and do. Fabulous cliffs, fishing and walking.
Valentia Island, also spelled Valencia Island, is one of Ireland's westernmost points
Valentia Lighthouse or Cromwell Point Lighthouse. Valentia was the eastern terminus of the first commercially viable transatlantic telegraph cable.
Valentia Slate is quarried on the northern part of the island. Valentia Quarry opened in 1816 and still flourishes today.
Watersports are a summer focus at Knightstown.
Kayaking at Knightstown.
Coffee break on Valentia Island
The tetrapod footprints on Valentia Island are over 365 million years old!
When these tracks were made this part of the world was south of the equator and joined to North America!
Watch your step!
The Valentia Slate Quarry was opened in 1816 by the Knights of Kerry and was run as a commercially slate quarry for almost 100 years
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