Valentia Heritage Centre
    Ionad Oidhreachta Dairbhre
  Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
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Plan Your Visit

How to get here:

The Valentia Heritage Centre is just outside Knightstown village, in the old school building on School Road. This Google Map shows the location of the Centre on the north side of School Road.

Valentia Island is accessible by ferry from Reenard Point directly to Knightstown, or by the road bridge from Portmagee. See the detailed driving directions below.

Reception and Information

Entrance fees are €3 adults; €8.50 family; €2 students and senior citizens. Children under 12 free. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more.

The Centre is open 1 April until 30 September from 10:30 - 5:00 daily (other times by arrangement) .

Valentia Heritage Centre
School Road
Knightstown, Valentia Island
Co. Kerry, Ireland

International: +353 66 9476411
Ireland: 066-9476411

email: [email protected]

Driving Directions

From Portmagee, take the bridge to Valentia Island, then turn right on to the R565 towards Knightstown (about 6km or 3.5 miles). When you see the Protestant church on the left, turn left, and the Centre is about 40 yards further. Look for our signs on the right, along with a sign for the Garda Station.

From Cahirciveen heading south on the main N70 road, go past the factories on the left and take the right turn signposted “Road to Car Ferry”. At Reenard Point the ferry runs (in season) continuously to Valentia Island. Drive off the ferry and turn right along the sea front. Follow the road to the left, and up the hill through Knightstown village. Turn right onto the Glanleam road (School Road) and continue for about 40 yards until you see the Centre on the right.

The ferry approaching the Valentia ramp,
with Reenard Point in the background

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