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Skellig Gift Store

New Line Road, Waterville, Ireland
+353 66 947 4212
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Best overall gift store we encountered in Ireland.

Part of the issue when traveling is trying to find a gift store that has a good mix of quality... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Curious_Chemist
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Connecticut
Hands down the best craft shop on the Ring of Kerry!

This shop has always had an excellent selection of quality goods at competitive prices. A couple of... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Fiona-SanJose
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San Jose, CA
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Waterville Heritage Gallery at The Skellig Gift Store provides a great introduction to the wonderful array of local heritage sites and stories, not only in Waterville, but also across the Ring of Kerry and Iveragh Peninsula on Kerry's Wild Atlantic Way. It is a super showcase of the culture and heritage of the South West region of Ireland. The unique outdoor Heritage Gallery is where you will learn about South Kerry heritage, culture, archaeology - stone forts and circles, geology, birds, flora and fauna, and local folklore and mythology. The Gallery also showcases the range of local sea life and farm life of the Skellig Coast region, an outdoor farm machinery display, a history of Kerry's transatlantic cable stations, an introduction to Kerry's International Dark Sky's Reserve, the Skellig Rocks - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the South Kerry Gaeltacht - Uibh Rathach, Bygone days and local heroes both past and present, local and international. There are 150 information panels beautifully displayed on locally sourced Valentia Island Slate and over 300 photo exhibits and archives both in the Gallery and Craft Market. You will also read about the many beautiful places there are to visit and interesting things to see and do while on the Ring of Kerry in the Skellig Coast region. There are two audio visual screens in the adjoining Craft Market. Admission is free and there are several picnic benches in the Gallery for you to relax and take in the magnificent scenery of Waterville and Ballinskelligs Bay. Waterville village is only a five minute walk away too!
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  • Very good14%
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New Line Road, Waterville, Ireland
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+353 66 947 4212
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the issue when traveling is trying to find a gift store that has a good mix of quality items but with a wide selection. This was a location where we finally got that. The quality here is top notch and the selection was...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This shop has always had an excellent selection of quality goods at competitive prices. A couple of years ago they added a truly remarkable outdoor heritage gallery which gives fantastic information about every aspect of the area in very accessible form. We spent an hour...More

Thank Fiona-SanJose
Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Where would we be without our return visitors , the backbone of any serious business , many thanks for your kind review. seen you next visit.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

We loved this store and had our items shipped back to the U.S. for free. The owner was friendly and helpful. There is a large selection of items made in Ireland and the prices were very reasonable.

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Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for your very kind review ,Our free world wide shipping is really paying off for us ,and our online shop is a fantastic success See you next time.

Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a place that does not cater to the large buses which I appreciated. The shop had a lot of Ireland merchandise and the pricing was usually lower than I had seen at other shops. The quality of the merchandise is good. The owner...More

Thank Rick D
Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Yes indeed the heritage gallery works for everyone , the men do the research where to visit while the women shop. and of course the Star Wars selfie dress cave works for everyone, thank you for taking the time to give us such a positive...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

We're a family from the USA visiting Ireland. We LOVED this store! It was our one-stop shopping for all of our souvenir gifts. The craft items in the store are high quality. We purchased some beautiful locally made pottery pieces, to give as gifts and...More

Thank Evangeline70
Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for your visit and your kind review, The trail is a great success , keeps the kids and the Dad's occupied while the adults shop, and then like your family they can go to the Star Wars Cave and dress up in the...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Cool shop with very friendly staff. Do no miss the Skellig Island virtual tour and video series. Neat little place with lots to offer!

Thank ggoins
Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a positive review ,its great that you enjoyed your visit. See you next visit .

Reviewed 13 August 2017

I have been shopping at the Kellin Gift Store every yeR since 1994. The variety, the home, local knitted goods, the prices, the quality and most importantly the owners and staff are unmatched. The recent bonus is the outdoor history exhibit is informing and very...More

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Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your loyalty and repeated trips to our store ,It is our pleasure to welcome you on your visits ,We are delighted that you got so much fun in our Star Wars cave. until you next visit take care. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I'm originally from Waterville and a trip home is never the same without a visit to the Skellig gift store. I have my home in Boston filled with beautiful items from the store. The fosters are so welcoming and helpful each and every time. Continued...More

Thank Anne B
Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for your repeated trips to our store ,and for your kind review. Its very heartening to welcome repeat visitors to our store. see you next trip.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited Skellig Gift shop in July and the 4 of us were spellbound by the great variety of assorted gifts at affordable prices. The trail outside of some of the History of Ireland was beautifully done and the owners staff and dogs showed what...More

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Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Its great that you enjoyed you visit to our store and the heritage trail, its always a pleasure to meet customers who are out to enjoy their visit to Ireland . Thank you for taking the time to give us such a kind review ,hopefully...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

I have shopped all around Ireland this store was one of the best because he ships for free! We came back twice and shipped more. Our group of 8 bought most of our gifts here. They were very helpful and much selection for all your...More

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Skellig G, Owner at Skellig Gift Store, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

We are delighted you had such a good trip to Ireland , and especially that you had a good shopping and shipping experience with us ,and until such time that you visit us again, we look forward to looking you requirements online. Make sure you...More

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