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Address: Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 066-947-6306
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Ring of Kerry and Skellig Experience Centre Day Trip from Killarney
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A taste of Skellig Michael for those who can't climb mountains

The Skellig Experience includes a 20 minute film about the nearby Skellig Michael monastery (7th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is just fascinating and worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Skellig Experience includes a 20 minute film about the nearby Skellig Michael monastery (7th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is just fascinating and worth the cost of admission. There is also a small museum, a cafe, a shop, and clean toilets, all of which are wheelchair/scooter accessible. The Skellig Experience is the next best things for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We called into The Skellig Experience early on our holidays in the area and really enjoyed the exhibition. There is a lot of information on the history of the area which we found interesting. There is also a short film on the Skelligs Islands which we found very interesting and very helpful. The staff in the center are very helpful... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Valentia is a side trip off the ring of Kerry and excellent for getting a view of the cliffs and the Skelligs. Just over the bridge to the island you will find the Skellig Experience. Useful spot on the journey if all you need are restrooms, gift shop and cafe. However it also has a small exhibition showing some details... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We spent a little over an hour at this museum. It is not a huge museum, but a nice place to visit before your tour of the Skellig islands. There is a movie that was pretty good & a small exhibit. They also show the safety video for those attempting a visit to the monestary. The gift shop is pretty... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Bad cafe bit expensive but film ok. To get to the island skellig is not from there organised,you get a printed list of boats and phone numbers.

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A less known chapter in Irish history, well explained through a film presentation and other media. Worth stopping for. Washrooms. Souvenir shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I had heard that it was a good idea to visit The Skellig Experience whether or not you actually ever make it out to the islands. We are planning a visit out there for later this summer but decided to stop in at the visitors center to see the exhibits. The film is very nice and gives... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Having actually visited the Skelligs and climbed to the monastery, I took my. Wife and in-laws to visit the Skellig experience to see what it was all about. I was not disappointed. Though it was no substitute for the real thing, I found it a very informative and interesting experience. I would not recommend it for younger children. There is... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 9 & 12 paid a visit on a recent trip to Valentia Island. The centre has quite a small exhibit area. There were various snippets of information from the monks to wildlife to world war 2 planes crashed nearby. The kids didn't really bother with the exhibit area except for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The rocky islands outside of Valentia Island are so rugged that it seems impossible for man to live there. The story of the rock formation, how monks made the place into a monastery of refuge and lived off the sea, and the wildlife surrounding it is amazing. Adventurous people can take a trip out to the larger rock to visit,... More 

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