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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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  • We didn't get to see much due to weather. We did get to see a video of it and how it came about. Very interesting. It was a cute little area with tons of shops.  more »
  • Unfortunately we weren't able to get on a boat that actually docked and let you out, but we were able to cruise around the island. It is massive!! Even close to the island the people going to the top ...  more »
  • On the way out you pass Skellig Beag which holds a colony of birds (which I cannot remember the name of!) and they cover the entire island, our boat circled it a couple of times. Then you head to skel...  more »