With over 15,000 people visiting Skellig Michael on the Wild Atlantic Way last year, no wonder the ‘sleepy town of Portmagee has come into the spot light for tourists visiting Ireland.

Not only has our unique little fishing village on the Wild Atlantic Way becoming famous for the filming of two Star Wars movies – The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens but we are becoming increasingly more popular as a base to tour the wonderful land marks around the Skelligs.

So what can you do when staying at The Moorings in Portmagee?

Well we cater for many tastes and here is just a sample of things to do when visiting Portmagee:

Skellig Coast

Skellig Coast

The Skellig Coast is a story of a journey, reflection and inspiration – shaped by the forces of the Atlantic; where land meets sea.

The story of the Skellig Coast starts with its geographical location at the end of the world – where the brave and true sought refuge, gained inspiration and replenished them to face their next quest.

Despite its seemingly isolated location, the Skellig Coast story is one of connectedness. Driven by the historical facts and legends of monks from centuries past, their journeys have left abundance of holy sites and scared trails – connecting you with not only your inner most thoughts but also with the wonders of the universe under uninterrupted dark skies.

The Skellig Promise “Come for the beauty, leave with the spirit of the Skelligs”

skellig islands

Guided tours along the Skellig Coast driven by Locals

Spend quality time in the entertaining company of home grown South Kerry local, Muiris Walsh who wants to show you the best sites on and off the beaten track along the Skellig Ring.  You will have plenty of your own stories to tell after your tour with Muiris.

Guided Walks, Hiking and Walking Activities

Walk or drive to the top of Geokaun Mountain for 360° spectacular views from Valentia Island’s highest point (see www.geokaun.com) Perhaps you like mountain climbing, hill walking or maybe you just like to take a leisurely stroll to see what nature has to offer.

Skellig Michael Boat Trip

Skellig Michael Boat Trips

Enjoy an exhilarating and breath taking journey around this UNESCO World Heritage site onboard our very own boat The Lady Clare.

The Skellig Michael boat trips are one of the most mysterious and enchanting of our local attractions around the Skellig Rocks. These floating pyramids of sandstone have been home to some of the earliest monastic settlements in Ireland as well as providing sanctuary to fantastic numbers of bird life in the area.

Filming of Star Wars The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi took place on Skellig Michael. This amazing boat trip not only allows you to take a closer look at this beautiful UNESCO site but also hear the stories from the staff at The Moorings about the time Star Wars came to Portmagee.

All Trips are weather permitting.

seafood platter

Locally Sourced Amazing Food, Drink and Good Old Irish Craic

The Moorings is well known for our delicious bar food and is open all year round as well as our award winning restaurant (open in season only). Our guests especially love the fresh fish and seafood dishes. There is something on the menu to suit everyone.

LIVE Music and Irish Trad Sessions

A night is not complete without a music session in The Bridge Bar. People travel from far and wide to join us for our well known Friday night live music and Sunday night trad sessions. Check out our events page Facebook for dates and times.


No matter what you enjoy, Portmagee has something to offer everyone young and old. We love meeting new and old friends and look forward to welcoming you to stay at The Moorings in Portmagee in 2018. For accommodation details click here or contact our reservations team who will be delighted to help you plan your trip to County Kerry.