An early start is necessary to take a trip to the famous Skellig islands - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Skelligs are located 12 kms off the coast of County Kerry, Ireland, and only accessible via a licensed boat. A trip toKerry is not complete without a visit to the special islands. Make your way up the great Skellig Michael, where the monastic settlement is located. The small Skellig is easily viewed from here with all its puffins, razorbills among others for bird watchers, it is renowned as an important breeding site for many threatened species of sea birds, while botanists can marvel at the abundant local flora, much of which is to be found nowhere else in Ireland.
Skellig Experience Heritage Centre,
Brings the magic and mystery of the Skellig Islands to life, with Audio Visual presentations and history. Located just over the bridge on Valentia Island, this is the perfect stop for those not up for a 7 mile boat trip, or anyone not able to get a landing spot. Telephone: 066 9476306