Just past Caherciveen on Ireland's Ring of Kerry drive, it is possible to take a ferry over to Valencia Island, and from there to visit the Skelligs. Valencia Island can also be reached by a bridge that crosses from Portmagee.
Valencia Island was where the Atlantic cable made landfall in the mid-19th century after leaving Newfoundland. It was also the first place in Europe where footprints of the tetrapod were discovered. The dinosaur came ashore there about 350 million years ago and left its ... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2017 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.