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Address: Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 066-947-6306
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My husband and I were on a tour of Ireland and the Skellig Experience was one of our activities. I had never heard of it before. I found the history of It very interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Lynn K
Tampa, Florida
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Hendaye, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

When you cross the bridge from Portmagee to Valentia Island you will find the Skellig Heritage Centre on your left. They have an ample car park and inside you get all the information about the Skellig rocks you need, including travelling times and a description of the trip offered. The Skellig rocks are just off the coast, but it takes... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My husband and I were on a tour of Ireland and the Skellig Experience was one of our activities. I had never heard of it before. I found the history of It very interesting. There was a short movie and museum to enjoy.

Thank Lynn K
Looe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Although there is not a great deal to see in the exhibitions, it is certainly interesting and there is a good film included in the modest entry price. The visit can be combined with a trip round Valentia harbour or Skellig island, weather permitting. The visitor centre is well worth a stop if travelling round the Ring of Kerry. It... More 

Thank LashyDavid
Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We drove out to Valentia Island from Killarney and spent much appreciated time at the Skellig Experience. The film particularly is amazing and the story of the monastery even more so. We visited as they just wrapped filming Star Wars there so we're interested in what they use in the movie. Definitely worth the visit. It's fascinating. We regretted we... More 

Thank mejehn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We visited this museum almost by accident and was totally amazed at the history of Skellig Michael. The Manager could not do enough for us and arranged last minute for us to go on a cruise to the Skelligs. He even lent me his own jacket as it can get a bit cold in October on the boat. He and... More 

1 Thank GrahamofBosam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very interesting and informative centre, all you need to know about Skellig Michael. Also nice little souvenir shop and restaurant. Friendly, natural and down to earth staff and very reasonable entrance fee.

Thank gearroidin
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is my 3rd try getting out to Skellig Michael and my 3rd disappointment. I have visited this experience once before in 2013 and nothing has changed. It is a good place to visit if, like me, you can't make the trip out for whatever reason. The film they show is wonderful and the exhibit gives you a good foundation... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The weather resulted in boat service to Skellig Michael being canceled, so our group did a walk on Valencia Island and the visited this small museum and watched the film. We were told that the Skelligs are the spiritual center of Ireland (and I thought it was Irish whiskey or Guiness). A group of monks built a monastery there hundreds... More 

Thank shoreylj
Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Since boat trips to Skellig Michael are so weather dependent, and unfortunately on the day we wanted to go, the seas were too rough, the Skellig Experience was the next best thing. There is an information centre here for the boat tours as well as the village of Portmagee. There is a gift and book shop, bathroom facilities and a... More 

Thank Travel_Bug81
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A short but interesting museum/film detailing the history and lifestyle of those who built the abbey on Skellig. I'm sure this attraction will be inundated with visitors thanks to the publicity generated by the Star Wars shoots on the island. They already have "Skellig Wars" T-Shirts for sale! The staff were incredibly friendly and it was a very nice experience... More 

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