Skellig Michael, Portmagee

#4 of 30 in Nature in County Kerry
Island · Historic Site
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.
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  • An absolutely wonderful day trip to this most iconic location. The trip out by boat was very exciting as there was a good swell and it was exciting. Suddenly you past the Sceilig Beg and the...  more »
  • Best part of our road trip! Brendan and David were super. 5hour round trip Including landing. It's a bit of a climb up the the beehives but so worth it! A group of 12 set out at 9.45 from...  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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