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Skellig Michael, County Kerry

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Visit Skellig Michael, the larger of the two Skillig Islands, to see the natural beauty and the famous ruins of early religious settlement. The remains of the historic monastery, along with much of the Atlantic Ocean island, were named a World Heritage Site in 1996. The monastery was established on the island between the 6th and 8th century, but was abandoned in the 12th century. Take a tour of the island, weather permitting. If you like to dive, take advantage of one of the dive sites. Use our Portmagee itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Skellig Michael and other attractions in Portmagee.
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  • Skellig is a great place. The monastery is impressive, but the rock formations on the island and the incredible amount of puffins to be found everywhere it's what we found fantastic. The only problem ...  more »
  • My husband, twin teens (aged 15), and I made the trip the first week in June. We booked through "The Moorings" and found this inn to be very helpful with our arrangements. Read the bad news first in m...  more »
  • I have tried getting to Skellig michael about 4-5 times previously but turned back by weather, sea conditions or numbers permitted on the UNESCO sanctioned site. It is a "fierce" landscape where terro...  more »