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Skellig Michael

Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
353 66 9476306
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Ranked #10 of 267 attractions in County Kerry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Historic Sites
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

A couple of weeks ago I eventually managed to put a tickagainst the list of having got out to the Skellig . This was after several false starts over the years due to bad weather and bad timing and not enough capacity on the boats A calm morning with low cloud cover greeted oat teh Valentia Experience centre as opposite... More

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montréal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

What a amazing experience! It's a nice challenge to climb on the top of the skellig. The stairs are really narow, but if you're prudent, there's no problem. The puffy's bird are friendly and so cute!

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dublin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Without a shadow of a doubt, the most impressive place I have ever been to in Ireland. We took the trip with Brendan Casey from www.skelligislands.com and I would highly recommend him. We departed Portmagee on time (9:45am) and took a slight detour out of the harbour where we saw some seals in the water and lying on the rocks.... More

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Dublin
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140 reviews 140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

In a galaxy far far away, there were puffins... Jedi puffins! (Sorry, I couldn't resist) So I was on the Skelligs last week, fives stars all the way. A must see and if you can, go in breeding season to see the puffins in all their colourful glory. Booking a seat on a boat to get there is essential as... More

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Orlando
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I have a fear of heights so had some trepidation about my ability to handle the steep climb to the top. It was indeed steep and no railings but I kept my eyes focused on the step ahead of me and took them steadily. It was definitely doable and well worth it! As a bird watcher, this place was amazing.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I tried to book a trip with Joe Roddy (and book a B&B with the son for two nights) but they never replied to my email which I now realise was a lucky escape. The lack of competition (all boats charge the same 50 Euros) seems to result in poor customer service. Perhaps the licensing body could introduce competition on... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My advice is not to book with this company from Ballinasceilligs. I booked a trip for 4 adults and 1 child. I amended the booking to 3 adults and 1 child 48 hours in advance of sailing according to the terms and conditions. I receive an e mail 24 hours later informing me my booking had been cancelled and places... More

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Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an experience not to be missed. We went out on a foggy day and were surrounded by puffins while being steeped in the history of the monastic site. If you can do stairs and heights don't hesitate. We did have to be extra cautious on the way down the stairs but going up was not as bad as... More

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Canada
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162 attraction reviews
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see, absolutely beautiful, historic, and lots of wildlife (puffins, gulls, even some seals). How the monks survived here is amazing and the guides are very well informed. The hike up is not for the faint of heart, but not overly hard. The steps are slippery. It is not safe for children IMHO. I saw a number... More

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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A 45 minute boat ride takes you to an altogether different world. Beautiful scenery. A very steep climb up lots of steps to the top finds you at the ancient monastery ruins. The views are breathtaking and the bird species are varied and fascinating. (Saw my first puffin in the wild). It is a very special place that shows the... More

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