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Skellig Michael

Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
+353 66 947 6306
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Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
+353 66 947 6306
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

We rang a boatman to book the trip the week before we went. As we were a 2 hour car journey away, he told us to ring back at 7.30 am on the morning of our booking to see if the boat was running. We...More

7  Thank skimumIreland
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We were lucky enough to be able to land as this summer has been problematic for going out and then making the landing. ( if unable to land the boats circle the island. ) the most recent reviews are spot on the dangers, procedures, etc...More

4  Thank Janet P
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We were so fortunate that the weather & sea cooperated so we were able to go on our trip to visit the Skelligs. Our trip was the first the boats were able to make in over a week due to weather, so we were really...More

9  Thank carolec881
Reviewed 23 August 2015

if you like history and nature, you will enjoy this. the boat trip out was a bit choppy, but not too bad. this is the first place I've ever seen puffins! they were so close too!, as close as ten feet from the path/steps. the...More

2  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Finally got to bring my daughter to skellig Michael after she heard star wars was made there she had to visit. Boat trip was a bit rough but our Captain David was an expert boat man.. We travelled with Sean and Mary murphy's boat company...More

1  Thank Barry K
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Firstly, you need to be active to attempt this ( if not fit). It is a 600 foot CLIMB on steps to get to the top. There are no facilities of any kind, including toilets, no handrails or safety ropes ( and rightly so). The...More

5  Thank dokgolf
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

I have always wanted to visit Skellig Michael and it did not disappoint. The trip out was interesting; a small open boat that really allowed you to feel at one with the swell. I was ok, but a number of people felt rough after the...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We took a boat ride only out to the Skelligs. It was a major highlight for the group of 17 people I was leading our tour to Ireland. If the weather permits O highly recommend you visit this place of stark beauty that was at...More

Thank Tommy C
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I was cycling the ring of kerry. We took some time out to visit Skellig Michael. Usually you need to book boat trips to Skellig Michael weeks or even months in advance but somehow we were able to blag our way onto a boat with...More

4  Thank Warriormonk
Reviewed 17 August 2015

A truly amazing piece of history and wildlife. The history of the original inhabitants of the island is incredible and the bird life is worth the strenuous climb up the stairs. Not for the faint hearted though and very dependent on having a day of...More

1  Thank deanhowe
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Response from rebekah m | Reviewed this property |
You can never plan on weather in Ireland. I have been in May when there is only sun and no rain, and I just got back last week, and it rained almost every singe day. I would say go. You will have a great time. Just layer... More
9 May 2017|
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Response from T Richard L | Reviewed this property |
You could if you have rubber tips. I didn't see anyone using trekking poles, but it should be possible. Skellig Michael is mostly rock. Your regular tip would not get any purchase on the step or the rocky surface. Good... More
Meghan H
23 March 2017|
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Response from Markosee |
Generally would not recommend for under-10s as it is a uniquely hazardous site. The very steep steps with almost vertical drops are quite different from natural cliff and mountain edges, therefore you will just have to make... More