Why it’s Worth the Boat Trip to the Skellig Islands; Leigh McAdam; Hike Bike Travel

The Skellig Islands, a UNESCO site accessed by boat only 100 days/year are worth the crazy boat ride to see the gannet colony & the beehive huts…

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Top ‘O The Country To You; Paul McNamara; Copenhagen Post

No trip to the Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to this selection. Top o’ the country to you…

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Go To Ireland in 2019 for Great Experiences And Good Value; Catherine Sabino; Forbes

Travel experts tell why you should consider the Emerald Isle for a vacation this year.

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How to plan the ultimate Irish road trip; Laura Hampson; Evening Standard

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As soon as you take your first trip to Ireland, it’s easy to see why the Emerald Isle has become synonymous with magic and fairytales. The country, home to just 4.7 million people, is just across the…

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New regulations may make Skellig Michael tougher to visit for ‘Star Wars’ fans; Eben Diskin; Matador Network

Birds and monastic ruins first.

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Why it may get harder to visit Ireland’s famous Skellig Michael; James Gabriel Martin; Lonely Planet

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Irish government seeking nominations for World Heritage list; Conor Trindle; Sierra Leone Times

The Irish government on Friday called for applications for new sites to be considered for Ireland World Heritage Tentative List.

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Jedis, thrones and giants: Ireland’s beauty surpasses movie scenes; Susan Hegger; St Louis Post Dispatch

The young boy, possibly 8 or so, sat cross-legged in the middle of the white stone “beehive” hut. He spoke quietly but intently to a young girl, probably his sister…

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Skellig Michael must be saved from destruction of Star Wars fans says Unesco; Neil Michael; Extra.ie

Skellig Michael, the magical sandstone crag off the Kerry coast — and a key location for the last two Star Wars movies — is groaning under the weight of too many tourists, according to Unesco. The UN heritage organisation, which placed the island on the World Heritage List in 1996, says the number of visitors should be limited to 11,100 people annually. However, new figures show that last year, nearly 17,000 people visited the sheer-sided island, which is home to monastic ruins, 1,500-year-old beehive huts and tens of thousands of birds. Scenes from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens…

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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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