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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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English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
79 helpful votes 79 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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Williamsville, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was familiar with the Ring of Kerry but never heard of the Skellig Islands. When I was told the tour was stopping at the Skellig Experience I chalked it up to another bathroom stop. I was wrong. The Skellig Experience/Visitor Center is small; a small theater, café, and of course a gift shop. The history of the islands is... More

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Extremely helpful male member of staff. It was very interesting and well presented attraction. Well worth a visit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Stopped by and looks like a place popular with tour busses. Watched the video in the theatre -- very informative. The video they sell in the gift shop is not compatible with US DVD players. Wish we had time to take the trip out to Skellig Michael.

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County Cork, Ireland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

If you ever wanted to know how tough life was for those epic lifesavers, the lighthouse men and lifeboat crews of Ireland's Atlantic Coast this is the place to come. The hardships endured to offer safety and reassurance to shipping and fishermen whose livelihood was dependant on weathering all seas deserve to be celebrated in a worthy exhibition and this... More

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Hampton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

There is a wealth of information about the Skellig Michael at the heritage center and if you are unable to get to the island because of weather, seeing the movie presentation is a must. They have some excellent footage which almost makes you feel like you are there.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This was my second visit to the Skellig Experience Centre in eight years. On both occasions, it was after an unsuccessful attempt to get on Sceilg Mhichíl (always difficult to achieve due to limited boat capacity and the vagaries of the weather). I would consider a visit to the Skellig Experience Centre to be a necessary, background part of a... More

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Dalby Australia
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30 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The experience is quite small, but it is packed with lots of information. The film that was shown explaining the building of the monastery on Skellig Michael was very good. The displays were well done and the staff very friendly.

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