About Us

Budget Accommodation in South Kerry

Welcome to Skellig Ring House, budget accommodation located in the fishing village of Portmagee; the gateway to Valentia Island and Skellig Rocks.

Portmagee village and harbour once was a haven for smugglers and pirates but today is well known for its brightly painted houses, traditional pubs and quality restaurants, where fresh fish is served daily straight from the boats.

Opened in October 2005, Skellig Ring House is a super example of today’s contemporary, yet traditionally styled modern budget accommodation. With warm, spacious, fresh and bright bedrooms and facilities, you will be more than happy by the private and public areas available. Our special atmosphere will have you relaxed in no time and feeling like you’re ‘Home from Home’.

Located on the Skellig Ring, ‘A Secret Ring off the Ring of Kerry’, Skellig Ring House is the ideal place to stay when exploring Valentia Island and the Skellig Rock – UNESCO World Heritage site , and this most beautiful area of Ireland’s rugged south west coast.

The famous Skellig Island Boat Trips are only 2 minutes walk from us. Other well known activities and amenities include the Kerry Way for walkers; magnificent scenery for all to fall in love with: great quiet cycling routes; diving and angling; horse riding; a wide variety of archaeological sites and Heritage Centers including the Skellig Experience; quality music, food & pubs; and best of all, our “World Famous Irish Hospitality”.



With warm and cosy bedrooms and facilities, our special atmosphere will have you relaxed in no time and feeling like you’re “Home from Home”.

Our 2 self-catering kitchens are stylish with a cottage finish and fully equipped with all modern utensils and equipment to allow you to enjoy leisurely meals in our bright and sunny dining rooms.



Should you wish to stay in and relax after a busy day exploring this delightful region, our lounge is comfortable and intimate with TV, DVD & Radio and Free WIFI.


Skellig Ring House is designed to suit everyone – individuals, groups, families, clubs, students, backpackers, in fact, we welcome everybody.

  • 6 Family Rooms with double & 2 single beds or set of bunks
  • 6 Double Ensuites
  • 2 Standard Doubles
  • 8 Twin
  • 4 Family Rooms
  • 4 Wheelchair Friendly Bathrooms
  • Self Catering Kitchen with all Modern Utensils & Facilities
  • Dining Room
  • Lounge with flat TV 46inch, DVD & Radio, HDMI cable available to connect laptop to the TV
  • Pool Table
  • Public Telephone
  • Bed Linen Supplied
  • Private Car Park
  • Private Garden
  • Internet access, Free WiFi- common areas
  • Towel Hire, Hair Dryer & Laundry Facilities (subject to availability)