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The Skellig Experience

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Address: Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Ireland
Phone Number: 066-947-6306
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Interesting! Plan for a sunny day

I visitedThe Skellig Experience with my family this weekend, we had traveled to Kerry for the weekend and thought we would go as it was on our way to our hotel. The entry prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jessica P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visitedThe Skellig Experience with my family this weekend, we had traveled to Kerry for the weekend and thought we would go as it was on our way to our hotel. The entry prices were reasonable and there was lots of interesting facts and items around the museum section in relation to the monks who used to live on the... More 

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Thank Jessica P
Naas, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Compact buildings, very well laid out with a good flow around from the entrance gates (removed from the sea after a storm), through the early history of the monks and their endeavours to the light houses and their families.

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Thank davidshaw001
Mallow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a great time here on Tuesday afternoon. Very well set up showing the history of Skellig Rock, particularly enjoyed the 15 minute video. Lovely cafe and well stocked gift shop. All the staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. Would love to come back and do the trip out to the Rock.

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Thank CorkLadies
Lucan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While this is very nice and informative. I would love to see it become more interactive and expansive. Took only 25mins to get around including the short film. Displays were excellent but small. More space given to the empty cafe. More history please!! Maybe include more about the whole area!

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Thank Ronan O
Rueil-Malmaison, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience!! We took Tommy and Toms boat to Skellig Island, firstly they have the BEST boat as you can sit inside and out, then they are really nice friendly guys. The trip was great and Skellig island is just amazing!! Then came back and the center itself is lovely and informative (whether you're taking a boat... More 

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Thank Karen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best travel experiences of my life. Skellig Michael is a majestic, serene place, which is completely unique and a must do if you can get on the tour. The landing tours are booked out until the middle of September but I had to make an unplanned trip to Kerry during the August bank holiday weekend... More 

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Thank jaybeeb
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered seafood chowder and sandwiches. The chowder was more consistent with a New England clam chowder. A little thicker than what we've had in Ireland, but good none the less. My ham, cheese and tomato was good as was the tuna sandwich. We were seated promptly and served quickly as well. As there is not an abundance of selection... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small exhibition but interesting to learn about the history of the islands, short movie was very good - enjoyed it. Toilets, coffee shop and gift shop. Building is intersting too, easy to pass by - it blends in so well with the landscape!

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Thank LostLittleGirlx
Bundoran, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't booked a visit (and my sea legs aren't that great anyways!), so I took a trip to the visitor centre and exhibition and enjoyed it immensely. The exhibits are very good and informative while the 15 minute video in the spacious theatre captivates. If you can't get to the real thing, then a visit to the Skellig Experience... More 

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Thank Shane S
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booking for skellig michael landing needs to be in advance as spaces are limited and gets booked up fast. However the skellig experience was not disappointing. The building is tastefully designed into the landscape just over the valentia bridge from Portmagee. The museum is very informative of both skellig michael and the light houses. The is an auditorium which shows... More 

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Thank Cheryl M

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