"The Town that Climbs the Mountain and Looks upon the Sea"

The Skellig Star Hotel is conveniently located on the Wild Atlantic Way right on the Ring of Kerry in the small picturesque town of Cahersiveen. The hotel is centrally situated off the main street of the town only a stone throw away from the main shops, bars and restaurants.

Cahersiveen (meaning “Little Sadhbh's stone ringfort" is located on the River Fertha and is the principle town of the Iveragh Peninsula near Valentia Island. The town is conveniently accessible via the N70 road from Killarney.

The area is surrounded by many local attractions including the nearby Skellig Rocks, Valentia Harbour and various Blue Flag Beaches.



It is advisable to rent a car for the duration of your stay in order to fully enjoy your independent trips on the beautiful Ring of Kerry.



  • Follow signs for the N70 from Killarney direction Kilorglin
  • Follow signs for the Wild Atlantic Way from Kilorglin on the N70
  • Once you enter Cahersiveen follow the main road
  • Please take a right turn at O´Connell St. after the church on the right hand side
  • The Skellig Star Hotel is located approx. 50 m on the right hand side

Our hotel guests at the Skellig Star Hotel enjoy complimentary car parking on site.



Cahersiveen is on the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's single most popular tourist route with stunning mountain and coastal views at every turn. The town lies at the foot of Beentee Mountain, on the Fertha River, overlooking Valentia Harbour.

Cahersiveen is the main shopping centre for the western end of the Ring of Kerry and is an ideal location for exploring the Iveragh Peninsula. As well as having a superb yachting marina and harbour, Cahersiveen has a reputation for some of thefts deeps angling in Europe. Anglers from all over come to experience the renowned salt and fresh water fishing.

The Liberator Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) is the town's most famous son. The writer Sigerson Clifford was also born in the town and his poem “The Boys of Barr na Sraide” has been immortalised in song.

The ares is superb for wildlife watching and for exploring the ancient and early Christian heritage of the area. With several sites very close to the town including Cahergal and Leacanabuaile stone forts and Ballycarbery Castle.

The town is a popular spot where you are likely to find live music in the local pubs. One of the highlights of the year is the Cahersiveen Celtic Music Festival held on the August Bank Holiday Weekend each year.