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The Skelligs is an archipelago with two main islands, Little Skellig and Great Skellig and several islets. They stand in front of Saint Finian’s bay, approximately ten miles off the coast of Kerry.
Skellig Michael (from Sceilig Mhichíl in the Irish language, meaning Michael's rock), is the other name of Great Skellig
Skellig Michael is one of Europe's better known but least accessible monasteries. It was inscribed in 1995 on the World Heritage list.
The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (iii) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being an exceptional, and in many respects unique example of an early religious settlement deliberately sited on a pyramidal rock in the ocean, preserved because of a remarkable environment. It illustrates, as no other site can, the extremes of a Christian monasticism characterizing much of North Africa, the Near East and Europe.
Small Skellig is a bird sanctuary and is not allowed for visits.
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