Valentia Heritage Centre
    Ionad Oidhreachta Dairbhre
  Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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About Valentia

Valentia has the earliest evidence of human activity in Southern Ireland - 6000 BC - and many other remains of man's occupation through the ages: Megalithic, Celtic, Monastic, Cromwellian, and Napoleonic. The Island played a special role in international telegraph communications, meteorology, and safety at sea.

The combination of a mild moist climate and contrasting terrains has produced an abundant plant, animal, and bird life in great variety.

Sheltered harbour waters and the exposed Northern shores provide habitat for a wide variety of marine life.

Map of County Kerry, showing the Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island
Map image courtesy of and copyright © 2007 Ring of Kerry Tourism

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