Skellig Michael, County Kerry

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 County Kerry attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's County Kerry online itinerary planner .
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  • Unfortunately, it was not possible to come to the island at that time. You could only book a tour all around. This one lasted 2 1/2 hours and was great. We had dolphins, puffins and a lot of. Seals, too. The tour was really worth it. But it's recommended to get warm and waterproof. It's exciting to walk in the footsteps of StarWars.
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  • This is the best place I've been in my trips lately. An incredibly beautiful and indescribable country
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