The Southwest Sights



Skellig Experience

Skellig Experience Review

Located across the bridge to Valentia Island, the Skellig Experience offers an alternative for the less adventurous traveler. This center contains exhibits on local birdlife, the history of the lighthouse and keepers, and the life and work of the early Christian monks. There's also a 15-minute audiovisual show that allows you to "tour" the Skelligs without leaving dry land. The center also offers a 90-minute non-landing cruise around the islands. But if you're up for it, don't miss the boat ride from Portmagee that lets you land on the rocks; Skellig Michael is something you won't soon forget.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Valentia Island
  • Phone: 066/947–6306
  • Cost: €5, cruise €27.50
  • Hours: Mar.–June and Sept., daily 10–6; July and Aug., daily 10–7; Oct. and Nov., daily 10–6
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  • Location: The Skelligs
Updated: 02-26-2013

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