The Skelligs are two rocky islands off the south coast of Kerry. The larger island is Skellig Michael, 12 km from the coast and a number of boats are available to ferry day trippers to and from the island. This rock has attracted people for centuries and one of the most compelling reasons is the solitude – a monastic settlement was founded here in 588 AD and the Beehive huts still stand today.
These cells were where the monks lived and prayed and the original settlement lasted for over 500 years, even surviving Viking attacks.
Skelligs Rock: Arrange a visit to Skellig’s rock locally with Hotel reception, weather permitting. Boat trips cost €45 per person and can be arranged locally. There is also the Skelligs Heritage Centre on Valentia Island.
Visit the Skelligs Experience Centre on : www.skelligexperience.com