Sheet 83 covers a large portion of the Iveragh Peninsula. The peninsula is famous for the Ring of Kerry drive, part of which features in the newly promoted 'Wild Atlantic Way' coastal drive. There are no shortage of imposing mountains on the Iveragh Peninsula to climb with the Kerry Way navigating its course through them and providing access points for reaching these upland areas. The Ring of Kerry Cycle Way completes a circuit of the peninsula, visiting Valencia Island in the process. The other popular island on Sheet 83 is the UNESCO Heritage Site on Scellig Michael.
There are several substantial mountains on the Iveragh Peninsula that are in the region of 600m - 800m. The mountains to the southeast of Glenbeigh have many options for ridge walking with the highest of these summits being Coomacarrea at 772m. Further west is Knocknadobar which is known as a pilgrim mountain. It rises straight from the sea to reach a height of 690m. The other distinguished mountain which dominates much of the centre of the peninsula is Coomcallee with its broad plateau and an elevation over 600m.
In the recent past, the Kerry Way had been the longest walking trail in Ireland at over 210km. The walking trail starts and finishes in Killarney and completes a circuit of the Iveragh Peninsula. This is roughly the equivalent to an off-road version of the famous Ring of Kerry driving route. Sheet 83 picks up the Kerry Way from Kells and follows it through Cahersiveen, Mastergeehy, Waterville and Caherdaniel before stopping 1km short of reaching Sneem.
Similar to the Kerry Way, this cycle route provides an alternative to the famous Ring of Kerry drive. The cycle is over 215km long, with around two-thirds of this is off the main road. The section that is covered by the Sheet 83 map starts from just outside Sneem and passes through Castle Cove, Caherdaniel, Waterville, Ballinskelligs, Valencia Island and Cahersiveen before reaching the map edge at Kells.
The iconic monastic island of Skellig Michael is one of just three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ireland. The monastery sits at a height of 130m and is reached by climbing from sea level up a stone staircase. It is thought to possibly date back as far as the 6th Century. The reason the settlement was located here was because it is one of the most westerly points in Europe, being 13km off the Irish coast. Their fascination was with the edge of the world which was believed to be some point further west in the Atlantic Ocean.
In addition to the religious aspect of the Skelligs, the islands also host a wealth of wildlife. From the extensive seabird colony, which includes the ever popular Atlantic Puffin, to the seals, sharks, dolphins and whales in the sea below. There are several ferry services that visit the islands in the Summer, leaving from Portmagee, Ballinskelligs and Caherdaniel with weather permitting. Both Skellig Michael and the Little Skellig are included as an inset on Sheet 83.
Considerably larger than Skellig Michael and located closer to the Kerry coast, Valencia Island is linked by bridge to the mainland at Portmagee. The island is roughly 11km long by 3km wide and provides several opportunities for walking at Bray Head and on Geokaun Mountain. All of Valencia Island is featured on Sheet 83.
Sheet 83 is available in either a waterproof finish or in a standard paper finish. Unless the map is laminated, it is always recommended to carry the map in a plastic case to maximise its longevity.
Coomcararrea | An Tráigh
(An Bheann Mhór)
(Beann na Stiocairí)
(Kells Mountain East Top)
Knocknadobar | Cnoc na dTobar
(Knocknadober North Top)
(An Bhinn Láir)
(Esknaloughoge North Top)
Glanbeg | An Gleann Beag
(Knocknagapple North West Top)
(Staigue North East Top)
(An Bheann Mhór)
Canuig | Ceannúigh
Foiltagarriff (Bray Head)
Reenearagh | An Rinn Iarthach
Ballinskelligs | Baile an Sceilge
Caherdaniel | Cathair Dónall
Cahersiveen | Cáthair Saidhbhín
Castle Cove | An Siopa Dubh
Chapeltown | An Caol
Kells | Na Cealla
Killeenleagh | An Chillín Liath
Knight's Town | An Chois
Mastergeehy | Máistir Gaoithe
Portmagee | An Caladh
Waterville | An Coireán
Kells - Foilmore - Coomduff - (Cahersiveen Spur) - Coars - Keelnagore - Knockavahaun - Canuig - Mastergeehy - Coomduff - Knag - Waterville - Ardkearagh - Beenarourke - Farraniaragh - Bunavalla - Caherdaniel - Coad - Liss - Ardmore - Esknaloughoge - Derry West - Sneem
Sneem - Castle Cove - Caherdaniel - Waterville - Ballinskelligs - Portmagee - Valencia Island - Knight's Town - Reenard - Cahersiveen - Kells
Carhan River | Abhainn Chárthainn
Currane River | Abhainn Choireáin
Derreen River | An Dúghlaise
Emlaghmore River | Abhainn an Imligh Mhór
River Ferta | An Fhearta
River Inny | Abhainn an hUine
Sneem River | Abhainn na Snadhma
Derriana Lough | Loch Dhoire Ianna
Lough Currane | Loch Luíoch
Great Skellig | Sceilg Mhicíl
Little Skellig | Sceilg Bheag
Puffin Island | Oileán na gCánóg
The Skellig Islands
Valencia Island | Dairbhre
Bolus Head | Ceann Bhólais
Bray Head | Ceann Bhreagha
Canduff or Black Head
Doulus Head | Ceann Dualaisc
Hog's Head | Ceann Muice
The Atlantic Ocean
Ballinskelligs Bay | Bá na Scealg
Dingle Bay | Bá an Daingin
Portmagee Channel | Góilín Dairbhre
Saint Finnan's Bay | Bá Fhíonáin
|Counties:||Covering part of: Kerry|
|Area Covered:||30km x 40km|
|Folded Size:||19cm x 11cm|