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Skellig Michael, County Kerry

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Island Historic Site
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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  • An amazing experience!!! We took off from Portmagee and it took us about an hour on the boat to get to Skelling island. Guys who brought us there, were very helpful and friendlyi felt really looked af...  more »
  • Had booked the tour early May to mid/late July. Communication via email and telephone in advance worked super. Had very calm seas and little wind on the day. Everyone had to wear life jackets. Laid down at about 9:15, made a brief stop before Little Skellig to photograph the Gannet colony. At 10 o'clock, we docked on Skellig Michael. After a few metres way, we could see already the first Puffin. Later, we got another safety instructions of a guide. Then, it went up the many levels. It was just incredibly nice! We would have to spend hours to photograph the puffins. Meeting point at the Jetty was again at 12:15. Then it was unfortunately return.
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  • Great, it was a bit misty when we were put, loads of great wildlife to be seen. definitely a go if u are interestes in birds  more »

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