Kerry home to Ireland’s longest Skywalk Rope Bridge

SKYWALKER: Emma O’Connor, one of the first children to try ‘The Skywalk’ - Ireland’s Longest Rope Bridge', at Kells Bay House & Gardens, on the Skellig Coast. The Rope Bridge officially opens on Saturday 8th April 2017. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

Kerry is home to Ireland’s longest ‘Skywalk Rope Bridge’.

The new tourist attraction which spans 112 feet will open at Kells Bay House and Gardens next month.

Planted 160 years ago, the Kells Bay estate already includes 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 is a major boost to the site which already attracts 10,000 plus visitors annually and provides up to 10 jobs in the local community at peak times.

Billy Alexander is owner of Kells Bay and Gardens: