Skellig visitor numbers beyond ‘sustainable’ level; Anne Lucey; Irish Examiner

Visitor numbers to the Skellig Michael Unesco World Heritage site off the Kerry coast are now more than one and a half times what is considered environmentally safe.

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Skellig Michael visitor numbers exceed ‘sustainable’ cap by almost 6,000; Anne Lucey; Irish Times

An Taisce expresses alarm at the numbers now visiting the ‘fragile’ site…

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Places Sick and Tired of Tourists; Hristina Byrnes; WallSt

1. Skellig Michael, Ireland The island where “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was filmed in 2015 has been growing in popularity ever since. Popular appeal, combined with an increase in boat permits, led to almost 17,000 visitors in 2017 and about 7,000 mid-May and mid-July 2018. The UNESCO World […]

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“Stunning” and “remarkable” archaeological discoveries made at World Heritage site at Newgrange; Conor Heneghan; Joe

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Immense timber structure found at ‘sacred’ Newgrange site during summer drought; Ronan McGreevy; Irish Times

Newgrange discoveries have ‘truly transformed’ our understanding of ancient site…

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Licences to operate boats to Skellig Michael out to tender; Colin Gleeson; Irish Times

Heritage groups have expressed concern about rise in the number of people visiting…

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How should we preserve and protect Sceilg Mhichíl? People urged to have their say; Sean Murray; The Journal

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7 Stunning Destinations You Need To Visit At Least Once In Your Life; Says.com

Step onto the same island where Luke Skywalker once lived.

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60 lottery winners to witness Winter Solstice at Newgrange; Irish Central

Only a select few people will be able to witness the magic of the winter solstice at Newgrange…

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Newgrange, Monasterboice, and Hill of Tara: Full-Day; Let’s Get Guide

Explore Ireland’s ancient history on this unique day tour from Dublin. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site passage tomb at Newgrange as well as the world famous High Crosses at Monasterboice and gain stunning views from atop the Hill of Tara.

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