Sheet 83 | Part of Kerry

Sheet 83 | Part of Kerry
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Map Description

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.

Iveragh Peninsula Mountains

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.

The Kerry Way / Slí Uibh Ráthach

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.

The Ring of Kerry Cycle Route

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 Skellig Islands

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.

Valencia Island

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.

Mountain Summits

700m+

Coomcararrea | An Tráigh
Meenteog
Teermoyle Mountain

600m - 699m

(An Bheann Mhór)
(Beann na Stiocairí)

Been Hill
Beenmore
Colly
Colly East
Coomcallee
(Coomura Mountain)
Drung Hill
(Kells Mountain East Top)
(Kells Mountain)

Knockmoyle
Knocknadobar | Cnoc na dTobar
(Knocknadober North Top)
Knocknagantee
Macklaun
Mullaghnarakill

500m - 599m

(An Bhinn Láir)
Caunoge
(Cnoc Breasail)
(Coomcathcun)
(Coomnahorna)

Coomreagh (Keamconneragh)
Eagles Hill
Knocknacusha
Knocknaman
Mullaghbeg

400m - 499m

Aghatubride
Beenduff
Beenreagh
Benrour
Bolus
Cahernageeha Mountain
Esknaloughoge
(Esknaloughoge North Top)
Farraniaragh Mountain
Foilclogh
Glanbeg | An Gleann Beag
Knocknagapple
(Knocknagapple North West Top)
(Staigue North East Top)

Staigue Top

300m - 399m

(An Bheann Mhór)
Beenarourke
Bentee
Bohacogram
Canuig Mountain
Castlequin
Cloghanelinaghan
Coad Mountain
Dreenagh
Keelnagore
Kilkeaveragh
(Killurly)
Knockavahaun
knocknaskereighta

200m - 299m

Canuig | Ceannúigh
Coomduff
Coomduff
Dereenavurrig Hill
(Fermoyle Hill)
Foiltagarriff (Bray Head)
Geokaun
Killelan Mountain
Knag
Knockstooka
Mount Foley
Slievagh

Under 200m

Coombe Hill
Eagle Hill
Kilbeg Mountain
Knocknasullig
Reenearagh | An Rinn Iarthach

Towns & Villages

B

Ballinskelligs | Baile an Sceilge

C

Caherdaniel | Cathair Dónall
Cahersiveen | Cáthair Saidhbhín
Castle Cove | An Siopa Dubh
Chapeltown | An Caol

K

Kells | Na Cealla
Killeenleagh | An Chillín Liath
Knight's Town | An Chois

M

Mastergeehy | Máistir Gaoithe

P

Portmagee | An Caladh

R

Reenard

W

Waterville | An Coireán

Other Features

Waymarked Walking Trails

The Kerry Way / Slí Uibh Ráthach

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

Signposted Cycle Routes

The Ring of Kerry Cycle Route

Sneem - Castle Cove - Caherdaniel - Waterville - Ballinskelligs - Portmagee - Valencia Island - Knight's Town - Reenard - Cahersiveen - Kells

Rivers

Ballinskelligs River
Capall River
Carhan River | Abhainn Chárthainn
Cummeragh River
Currane River | Abhainn Choireáin
Derreen River | An Dúghlaise
Emlaghmore River | Abhainn an Imligh Mhór
Finglas River
Gleensk River
Gougane River
Kenmare River
River Ferta | An Fhearta
River Inny | Abhainn an hUine
Sneem River | Abhainn na Snadhma
Valencia River

Lakes

Cloonaghlin Lough
Coomaglaslaw Lake
Coomasaharn Lake
Coomavanniha Lough
Coomeeneragh Lake
Coomnacronia Lake
Coomnagrossaun Lake
Coomrooanig Lough
Derriana Lough | Loch Dhoire Ianna
Dromtine Lough
Eagles Lough
Glan Lough
Glendalough Lakes
Isknagahiny Lough
Kells Lough
Lough Adoolin
Lough Coomeathcun
Lough Currane | Loch Luíoch
Lough Dreenaun
Lough Iskanamacteery
Lough Nambrackdarrig
Lough Namona
Lough Nellinane
Lough Sallagh
Roads Lough
Slievenashaska Lough
Tooreenbog Lough

Lake Islands

Church Island
Commanes Islands
Darby's Island
Grass Island
Gull Island
Rabbit Island
Rough Island

Offshore Islands

Beginish Island
Daniel's Island
Foughil Island
Great Skellig | Sceilg Mhicíl
Horse Island
Illaundrane
Illaunleagh
Illaunsillagh
Little Skellig | Sceilg Bheag
Long Island
Puffin Island | Oileán na gCánóg
The Skellig Islands
Valencia Island | Dairbhre

Headland Features

Ballinskelligs Point
Beenanillar Head
Beennakryraka Head
Bolus Head | Ceann Bhólais
Bolus Point
Bray Head | Ceann Bhreagha
Canduff or Black Head
Cangarriff Point
Canglass Point
Doulus Head | Ceann Dualaisc
Ducalla Head
Fogher Cliffs
Fort Point
Hog's Head | Ceann Muice
Reenard Point
Reendrolaun Point
Rinneen Point
Sheehan's Point

Bays, Channels, Harbours & Seas

The Atlantic Ocean
Ballinskelligs Bay | Bá na Scealg
Ballinskelligs Harbour
Coonanna Harbour
Cooncrome Harbour
Cove Harbour
Derrynane Bay
Dingle Bay | Bá an Daingin
Doulus Bay
Portmagee Channel | Góilín Dairbhre
Saint Finnan's Bay | Bá Fhíonáin
Valencia Harbour

Map Details

Title: Sheet 83
Series: Discovery
Published: 2010
Edition: 4th
Counties: Covering part of: Kerry
Area Covered: 30km x 40km
Scale: 1:50,000
Folded Size: 19cm x 11cm
Postal Weight: 95g
Paper Finish: Standard