About Skellig Cri

Skellig Centre for Research & Innovation (Skellig CRI) is a higher education satellite campus and incubation hub for research, innovation and entrepreneurialism based in Cahersiveen, County Kerry. It is a space that fosters collaboration, community building, and a higher education research spirit. This Centre promotes local level collaboration with national and international research communities, emulating in a local context the impact of a third level institution on a rural community.

University and higher education programme delivery feature strongly in the day to day business of this Centre, for example, undergraduate and postgraduate modules, workshops, field trips and retreats.

Research support and resources are established within the Centre and harnessed in conjunction with the local community. Skellig CRI offers a range of part-time adult education programmes in areas such as Environmental Science, Mental Health in the Community, Social Enterprises & Community Development Practice, as well as standalone modules in ‘Introduction to Astronomy’ and ‘Introduction to Marine Heritage’.

This Centre is a unique partnership between Kerry County Council, University College Cork and South Kerry Development Partnership focused on the regeneration of Cahersiveen in County Kerry.