Portmagee Co Kerry

Portmagee Co Kerry 2017-12-31T16:22:30+00:00

Project Description

Portmagee; a pocket sized place and yet the jewel in the crown of the Kingdom of South West Kerry.

The heart of picturesque Portmagee is its harbour, the setting-off point for trips to the Skelligs. These trips are a wonderful, memorable experience not to be missed; the Skelligs are a UNESCO world heritage site.

Captain Theobald Magee gave his name to the village. Magee obtained his reputation as a ‘Pirate’ by bolstering his legitimate business as a shipping merchant with a ‘little smuggling’; brandy, whiskey, tea etc. The broken coastline here would have provided perfect hiding places to haul contraband ashore without being seen by the tax and excise men. Magee certainly had an ‘eye for the main chance’ and mastered how to ‘get on’ in life. He married the daughter of the local MP, however unfortunately for him this eventually led to his downfall…just as today, bedding politicians often ends in tears!

The Bridge Bar is the one of the liveliest hostelries in The Kingdom. Look out for the famous, the good & the great (plus the odd pirate). They all pop in here from time to time for live music, fine food, set dancing & good craic.

Just over the bridge ‘The Green Isle of Valentia’; plenty to see and do here.