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The Skellig Experience

Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Ireland
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Type: History Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Perth, Australia
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359 reviews 359 reviews
129 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A little commercialised, but a good overview of the activities and life of the Monks on Skellig Michael, just offshore from the Centre. A good display of information and an interesting short film on the Monks. All the normal tourist memorabilia for ale.

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Waterford
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Skelligs visitor centre on Valentia is well worth a visit. We had intended going out to the Skelligs but the boats were booked out. But the short film about the Skelligs in this visitor centre is excellent - informative and evocative giving a real feel for the beauty and the harshness of the rocks. It describes the motivation and... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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155 attraction reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We arrived on Valentia Island by the bridge from Portmagee and didn't intend to sail to the Skelligs. So the introductory video plus small exhibition was very informative. And it was a good place to have morning coffee before setting off to tour Valentia Island.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Skellig Experience is really good, a brilliant display of information on the Skellig Island, The Skellig Lighthouse and the bird life on the Skelligs. There's a really good film showing visuals of the Island. What I especially liked was that I wasn't able to visit the Skelligs Island in reality because of my fear of heights and so I... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A great trip to Skellig MIcheal, my 2nd time. I love this trip, the boat journey of 45 mins there and back adds to the experience. The climb on the Skellig is good...not to difficult but you must be careful. A must do!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Very interesting, doesn't take long to get around it all,, also an introductory video is a good start to seeing the real thing if you intend to take the boat trip to the Skelligs, there was no entrance fee if you were paying for the boar trip.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

An educational experience and a 'must do' if venturing out to the rather scary Skelligs. Gives the entire story of the remote islands from Christian times and adds in some more recent events during the second world war including the brave life saving efforts by local men over the years to those caught out by the often ferocious Atlantic ocean.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed in Port McGee for a couple days in anticipation of visiting the Skellig Islands. When we got up to pick up a fishing trolley boat to get to the island we found out it was around 100 euro for the trip (two of us). My wife thought it was too expensive but I said that we only have... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I liked the Skellig Experience, but I absolutely loved the views from the Skellig Ring. They were simply unimaginable and if you thought there was great sights on the Ring of Kerry, you should spend a couple of hours enjoying the cliffs of Kerry and all the picturesque views of the Peninsula. From the rolling green hills that you can... More

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Massachusetts
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The "Skellig Experience" on Valentia island (on the Ring of Kerry) is a great place to learn about the remote Skellig islands and the monks who once inhabited them, without actually having to brave the elements and climb hundreds of steps. (The day we were there didn't have ideal conditions, so they canceled the afternoon boat anyway). Well worth the... More

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