Ballykissane Pier

Ballykissane Pier, Killorglin: Address, Phone Number, Ballykissane Pier Reviews: 4/5

Ballykissane Pier
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BlathnaidBella-Donna
Castlemaine, Ireland181 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
I took a drive with my son to here as a day off from technology. We found it peaceful with lovely views to see from each side of the pier. There's lots of butterflies around there. It was a lovely day to get out and about in nature and take a walk and it's always good to give kids a day off from technology to spend proper time with them while there young. The sun was shining for a while which made it lovely.
Written 27 August 2020
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James and Teresa
Cullompton, UK6 contributions
Sep 2019
An interesting local place given its history.Very difficult to find. Perhaps the reason for the monument could be displayed at the pier itself. A small information board is sited in the approach lane,but can be easily missed.
Written 29 September 2019
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WillieoReilly
Killorglin, Ireland283 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Full of history from when Irish volunteers were drowned in a car accident to when coal ships docked to supply Kerry with coal.
Now a tourist attraction.
Full details of the drownings in Ireland’s fight for freedom are set out in nearby killorglin., where a special commemoration site has been erected.
Written 28 August 2018
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lucyboo87
Miltown Malbay, Ireland1,411 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
After reading about the tragedy i wanted to visit here. It was very calm and peaceful . I enjoyed my visit.
Written 5 January 2018
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Graham28
Kent, UK23 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Stayed here in October beautifully warm and the scenery is just divine.Such a freindly place and very central for the Ring of Kerry
Written 7 October 2017
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trifoliauk
Whitstable, UK7 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Ballykissane pier was once the main point for goods to enter or exit Killorglin. Thus it is just a wide jetty rather than a pier. Although defunct since the railway arrived it is well maintained. Adjacent is a memorial for the first 2 fatalities of the 1916 rising. Albeit in Irish so you need to google for the full story. Glorious views and excellent spot for wildlife spotting, walking and picnicking. No toilets.
Written 29 July 2017
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John M
2 contributions
Mar 2017 • Family
Love walks to the pier always quite with great views, if your lucky you'll catch the rowers training on the water
Written 12 April 2017
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robcurtross
New York City, NY14,583 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
but very peaceful and with great views of the water and wildlife.

We came for a bit of history but stayed just soaking up the atmosphere.
Written 21 December 2016
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JAA_MK
Milton Keynes, UK448 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
We visited to seek more information on the loss of lives here in 1916 when some 'patriots' drove off the road into the sea. We found the place to be very peaceful and relaxing.
Written 21 November 2016
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Jason M
Tulsa, OK402 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
I need to study more Irish history, especially their long struggle for independence. In Killorglin, we’d driven past a memorial a few times and today, we finally pulled over for a closer inspection. It was a perfect example of how every corner of Ireland is steeped in history (much of it sad).

During the uprising of 1916, the first fatalities happened right here. Irish volunteers, driving a particular model car which featured just one headlight, set off to seize the Valentia Island wireless station on the night of Good Friday. They stopped for directions in Killorglin but took a wrong turn in the dark and plunged off a pier into the quay. Three of the men drowned.

We drove down the same fateful road and stopped at the pier. A memorial stands at the quiet spot.
Written 19 September 2016
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