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Skellig Islands

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Experience the true Irish Atlantic coast by visiting the Skellig Islands, which sit approximately 12 kilometres (8 miles) off the southern coast of Ireland that’s part of the Ring of Kerry.

Accessible only via day trips on boats, the islands are remote and rugged.

Of the two Skellig Islands, you can only go ashore on Skellig Michael. It is also one of Ireland’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. As visitors to the island are limited, we recommend booking your trip as soon as you can!

Skellig Michael is of particular religious significance as it is the site of a monastic settlement founded by St Finan. The only remnants of the settlement, inhabited by monks who lived remotely on this battered island, are the beehive huts, or clochain in Irish.

Visit here and you can get an insight into the monks’ daily lives by walking up the 600 steps from the sea level to the top. You’ll be rewarded by stunning views of the ocean below.

You may also recognise this site from the movie series Star Wars. Luke Skywalker secludes himself here, as seen mostly in The Last Jedi.

To visit Skellig Michael, you will have book a landing trip. We advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. All tours are dependent on the sea conditions.

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