A new attraction – Ireland’s longest rope bridge – that is sure to thrill visitors in Co. Kerry will open to the public on April 8.
The Skywalk, which spans 112 feet, is located at Kells Bay House & Gardens and has been erected over the Delligeenagh River at a height of approximately 36 feet. The new attraction is just an hour from Killarney on the Skellig Coast on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Planted 160 years ago, the Kells Bay estate already includes a profusion of rare, Southern Hemisphere plants, a waterfall, tree sculptures and bamboo gardens. It is also home to Ireland’s largest palm tree, an 11-tonne specimen with a 7.5-metre trunk.
The Skywalk, which is expected to boost visitor numbers to Kells Bay House & Gardens, will be officially opened on April 7 by Sir Tim Smit, famous for his work with The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the world-renowned Eden Project in the UK. It opens to the public the following day, April 8.
Admission to Kells Bay House & Gardens is €8 per adult, €6 per child and the centre offers a family pass for €25. There is no additional fee for using The Skywalk.