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Skellig Michael Pilgrimage

Skellig Michael Tours and Skellig Michael Pilgrimages – Scenic and Cultural Tours of Skellig Michael Island

Skellig Michael is a large imposing outcrop of rock situated off the coast of SW Kerry.  It can only be accessed by boat from the mainland.  For hundreds of years it was home to a group of monks who built a monastery at the summit and carved 670 stone steps from the rock to climb to the top.  The monastery is perfectly preserved and considered one of the most striking and moving places of pilgrimage in the world. Our Skellig Michael Tours take in all the cultural and scenic aspects of the Skelligs.

What can you expect on the Skellig Michael Tours and Skellig Michael Pilgrimages?

Skellig Michael is a UNESCO designated heritage site situated off the coast of Ballinskelligs in Co. Kerry. Climb the 700 carved stone steps to the sheltered monastic settlement which was home to Augustinian monks for 100’s of years. Marvel at how they survived the rugged lifestyle and developed their unique spirituality. On day 2, we will explore Valencia Island and the surrounding Ballinskelligs area in the company of our local historian and guide, Mike Moriarty. We will stay in local country house B&B’s. Experience part of the WILD ATLANTIC WAY as you travel to this monastic outcrop off the Kerry coast.

Skellig Michael Tour and Skellig Michael Pilgrimage takes place w’end Sept 14-16, 2018

Email Mícheál at culturaltoursireland@gmail.com or call +353868337681

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Please note that this tour involves a 45 minute boat trip to and from Skellig Michael. It also involves a climb of approx. 700 steps to reach the monastery. If you are unsure of your suitability for this tour please consult your medical advisor.