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Sceilg Mhichíl (Skellig Michael)
The Skellig Islands -Na ScealgaCo. Kerry
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Discover the extraordinary Sceilg Mhichíl (Skellig Michael) Discovery Point with its well-preserved monastery and remote hermitage perched on a rock in the Atlantic. It is one of the most spectacular early medieval monastic sites in the world.

Plan a trip to magnificent Sceilg Mhichíl whose isolation in the Atlantic helped to preserve and protect the monastic remains.

Pre-book your seat in the boat and visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sceilg Mhichíl is an internationally renowned site for breeding seabirds with its steep rocky slopes providing nesting places for colourful puffins. This combination of cultural and natural history imbues the island with a strong sense of beauty and spirituality.

Climb up the 500 steps that wind up the 1000-year-old stone stairway. See the stone beehive huts where monks lived and prayed centuries ago that cling to cliff edges alongside oratories, a cemetery, stone crosses, holy wells and Church of St. Michael.

Why we like it
  • Climb the 500 steps and see this remarkable monastic site.
  • Take an exhilarating trip on the Atlantic to the island.
  • See vibrant and colourful puffins up close.
  • Pre-book your seat well in advance to this magical place.
Tips from locals

A boat trip to Sceilg Mhichíl allows one to experience these magnificent natural monuments first hand, but if you want to stay on dry land visit the Skellig Experience Centre on the waterfront beside the Valentia Island bridge.

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