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Skellig Michael


Skellig Michael

Described as “part of our dream world” by Irish writer George Bernard Shaw, Skellig Michael is a towering sea crag in the Atlantic Ocean, almost twelve kilometres off the coast of County Kerry. Accessible to visitors only in summer, this wild place was once home to a group of ascetic monks seeking solitude. The monks built a monastery there some time between the 6th and 8th centuries, and you can visit the remains of the monastery, as well as the two lighthouses built in the 19th century. Skellig Michael is not only a site of historical importance but also one of Ireland’s primary sites for breeding seabirds, so expect to see some beautiful wildlife while there.