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Skellig Islands, Ireland: 4 reviews and 7 photos
Skellig Michael is a Must, when visiting Ireland! Unfortunately it is not easy to go there, because only small boats are able to land there and in heavy seas the daytours will have to be cancelled.
Christian Monks built their huts on the remote island at about 600 A.D. and nowadays only Puffins and lots of other seabirds are living on the island, but you can still see many of the great bee hive huts, built of stones only, without any sort of cement. Go INSIDE the beehive huts - hopefully equipped with a torch and have a look for the poor or simply non-existing interior and imagine, what the monk's life was like on this remote place.
You will also see some stone-crosses between the beehive-huts, obviously a small cemetery of the monastery. " Skellig Michael " is the Island with the bee-hive-huts on it, while " Little Skellig " is the one in a distance , only inhabited by millions of sea-birds...
There are more than 600 steps that you have to climb up in order to get to the stone-huts in a hight of 218 meters above sea-level. These steps are now more than 1000 years old.
Its a rather exhausting and steep path and you have to concentrate a lot in order not to fall, as every step is a bit different.
Directions: Skellig Michael is off the Kerry coast. Boats go from Portmagee and other places, too.
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