Skellig Michael Sceilg Mhichíl

The two Skellig islands Skellig Michael and Little Skellig are located approximately 12 kilometres offshore the coast of Kerry. Whilst the smaller one of the two islands is most of all known for its huge colony of gannets, indeed being one of the biggest colonies in the world, Skellig Michael is famous for a monk's settlement which was built here in the 7th century. The settlement was declared an UNESCO world heritage sight in 1996 and can be seen in the 7th Star Wars movie.


During favourable weather conditions, Skellig Michael can be reached by boat from Portmagee or Ballinskelligs.
The ferrys depart between 10am and 11am and it is an approximately 1 hour ride.



Wild Atlantic Way section