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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Kildare, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Take a look at the devotion and austere lives of the monks at Skellig Michael and you will become a believer.

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A small exhibit area and a theatre showing a decent short film on Skellig Michael comprise about half the center; the gift shop and restaurant comprise the other half. I was looking forward to learning more about Skellig Michael, given that I did not have time to make a physical journey there, but I found the exhibit area to be... More 

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Waterville, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The name Skellig Experience says it all ,If you are planning a trip to the Islands I would strongly recommend a visit here first , I found it gave me a better insight as to what i was going to see and the background to the various aspects of the Skelligs , The Lighthouses , Ther sea and bird life... More 

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OSKALOOSA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You won't regret ordering the Irish Stew with lamb in the restaurant. The 13-minute video is definitely worth the time to understand the history. Prices in gift shop are higher than the same items in other gift shops but it's location, location, location...

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The boat tour we booked included the cost of viewing the displays on the history of Skellig Michael. It is a well done and interesting. The trip to the island well worth the expence. We took a tour that allowed to get onto the island for 2hours of exploring. Loved all of it.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Very well worth the visit, film show excellenthe, learnt so much about SKelling Michael monastery and how it was built

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Adelaide
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is not value for money.Better to spend time looking at the countryside rather than static displays.The rough weather seems to cancel the boat trips so don't plan your trip around that experience but rather count it as a bonus if it happens

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I found the Skelligs experience well worth a visit, you learn so much about the actual history of the rock and how monastery was built. There is a lovely cafe as well and it serves lunches and teas/coffees and cake. Worth a visit if on the Island.

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Address: Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 066-947-6306
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Valentia Island

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