Paradise Island of Ireland

Valentia Island Car Ferry

Valentia Car Ferry runs continuously to and from the mainland (Renard Point) during the summer months. It lands at Knightstown, the island’s main village, which was designed by Alexander Nimmo. It has many historic buildings and is fascinating to explore. Young and old are drawn to the piers where there’s always something happening!

The top tourist attraction is Geokaun Mountain & Cliffs, the island’s highest point with the best views of Valentia and beyond.

Geokaun Mountain & Cliffs
Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Drive or walk to the top for spectacular 360O views stretching from the majestic Skellig Rocks in the west to the Blasket Islands across the bay, Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula, the Lighthouse guarding the harbour and McGillycuddy Reeks 40 miles to the east.

To savour the views, walk the “Sky Path” which encircles the mountain under the peak (1.5km 20 mins easy). Stand on the fabulous viewing deck looking right into Fogher Cliffs, a short walk from the first car park. Enjoy a picnic or watch the sun go down on the western horizon.


Valentia Island Car Ferry:

Sailings April to September. See the website for timetables.

Geokaun Mountain & Cliffs:

Open Year-Round 24 hours a day
See or contact +353(0)87-649 372 for details.

Useful Information

50 Superb Information Panels. Parking available at 4 car parks.

Getting There
Map Location: 51.928277, -10.277713
Contact Valentia Island Car Ferry and Geokaun Mountain & Cliffs

Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

T: +353(0)87-168 3373
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