Waterville , County Kerry

Waterville is the halfway  point in the Ring of Kerry and you may visit on Ireland tours.

It is  set in rich , flat farmland encircled by mountains , overlooking the curved sandy beach of Ballinskelligs Bay .

The hamlet has a reputation as one of the most expensive places in Ireland .

Ballinskelligs village is on the opposite side of of the Bay and is Irish-speaking .

Lough Currane at the back of Waterville is rich in archaeological remains – St Finan’s 6th Century oratory on Church Island ,  a drowned castle ,  the Baslicon Dolmen (grave of a daughter of Milesius , a prehistoric invader)  and horseshoe shaped Beenbane Fort at its Western shore……………. Some real hidden gems !!!!!

ballinskellig beach