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Address: Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 066-947-6306
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A great way to get to the Skelligs - and learn something along the way

We really enjoyed our visit to the Skellig Experience which set us up perfectly for a boat trip out to the Skelligs themselves. The museum is great for people of all ages - both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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pembroke
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to visit for information about the Skelligs before visiting or going on a boat trip. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The exhibits are well set out with clear explanations.A very nice gift shop and cafe that serves good coffee and delicious soup and stews. We wanted to go on a boat trip and... More 

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Wheeler End
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the Skellig Experience which set us up perfectly for a boat trip out to the Skelligs themselves. The museum is great for people of all ages - both of my children (10 and 8) enjoyed it, as did my wife and I - and gives a great insight into life on the islands. We... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This charming little museum has an excellent movie about the Skelligs. I didn't know any of the history presented here, but after the museum I felt I learned a lot. The museum has nice exhibits too that do a good job of explaining the significance of this area. This is an excellent little side trip to a day traipsing all... More 

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped here with CIE tours-we had lunch-everyone at our table enjoyed the quiche - either vegetarian or western. Then came dessert-I had some delicious chocolate cake that hit the spot. They showed a short educational video about the monks and they have a nice gift shop. I would have loved to go on a cruise around the islands, but it... More 

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Fishguard, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Not a huge centre but definitely worth a visit. The exhibition re the island (including the lighthouse) were very interesting and the film very informative. There's a well stocked shop (with gifts etc) and a restaurant (which we did not use). If you're fit, do try and get out to the island as well. Don't pass by this attraction if... More 

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North East, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If one couldn't be closer to God here, then I don't know where one could! An interesting presentation at the visitor's center, followed by a delightful Irish dance demo by the director's daughter - cute! I understand why only the heartiest of visitor's can actually visit the island - remote is and understatement!

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Rochester, New York
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This museum was an excellent display of the Skellig Islands and the monastery and wildlife/birds that nest there. The video is very well done and well worth the time to watch.

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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Quick stop on tour bus. Film was very informative and staff very friendly. Small gift shop and cafe. Go on a clear day and if planning to go to the cliffs make sure boats are operating as will close on bad weather days. Also you will need to climb steep stairs once there. Small museum in main shop takes all... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to the Skellig Experience visitor center on Valentia Island in Ireland while traveling the Ring of Kerrry. Valentia Island is on the SW coast of Ireland in the Cork/Kerry area. A bridge now connects Valentia to Portmagee. This is a place I really wanted to visit because my great grandfather came from there. While at the center, the... More 

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Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Skellig Experience has lots of busloads of tourists that come through. The place looks abit junky with the entrance desk overflowing with stuff and the store almost has too many trinkets to sell, but the video is very interesting. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. So, definitely go for the video and the exhibits about the very important,... More 

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