My Father's House
Barry's Cross
Co. Kerry
Tel: +353 66 947 9340

An International House of Prayer

Things to do places to see

Donít worry about anything. Instead, pray about everything tell God your needs and donít forget to thank him for his answers - Philippians 4:6

Our house is nestled between two beautiful beaches, ideal for walking in prayer.  Besides spending some intimate time with God at the house, there are many interesting attractions to visit, for instance, the many forts and early Christian settlements dotted throughout the south Kerry countryside.

The Skellig region has the highest concentration of, and the best-preserved examples of monastic settlements and stone forts in Ireland. Take a trip back in time and visit Skellig Michael (weather permitting). This is an island of sheer rock 9 miles out of Ballinskelligs bay. This is where the Augustine Monks built a monastery on the highest pinnacle in the early 5th century and is the 2nd oldest in the world.

Visit the Skellig ring. A days tour where you will see spectacular views, a chocolate factory, candle maker, pottery maker a working slate mine and you can walk to the last manned lighthouse in Ireland.

In Waterville on lough Currane you will find Church Island where the remains of an oratory of saint Finan, again dated from the 5h century, is held. The church has a primitive doorway and a very interesting graveyard.

There are many themed walks throughout the region, which include castles, heritage sites, wildlife and spectacular scenery. They are discretely signposted and are accompanied by approved literature.