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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Skellig Michael and many more Portmagee attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Portmagee online itinerary planner.
Skellig Michael Reviews
We booked a land tour with Skellig Force Awakens with owner/operator Brendan and David Walsh. They are a father and son team that were just AMAZING!! They put safety above all else and were very... more »
Make sure you book well in advance - landing season starts in May and ends in September/October depending on the weather. For planning, dont plan any other activities for the same day. There will... more »
1.5 hour boat ride to Great Skellig is definitely worth it. Make sure you take pills against sea sickness, if you or someone from your group have weak stomach.
Amazing place and an amazing trip. The seas are rough, so be warned if you get seasick. The climb up is not too strenuous if you take your time, plant each foot firmly, and don't get distracted. It is well worth it. The views and the monastery are simply incredible. It's a place you will never forget.
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