Call for review of decision to close Sceilg Mhichíl; Paschal Sheehy; RTE

There have been calls for the Office of Public Works to review its decision to close access to Sceilg Mhicíl for the year.

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What’s the role of World Heritage Sites today?; RTE

Ireland has shown little engagement with the World Heritage Site list since the mid-1990s…

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The 5 best Skellig Islands tours, according to reviews; Jade Poleon; Ireland Before You Die

The Skellig Islands tours are one of the best Irish attractions for both foreign visitors and the Irish people themselves, so Jade Poleon has ranked the five best tours of the mystical islands according to reviews. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Skellig Michael and the Skellig Islands have always been a ‘wow’ factor for anyone visiting Ireland, and even for the Irish themselves.

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Skellig Michael will not open to visitors in 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns; Jade Wilson; Irish Times

Island attracts thousands of tourists each year in part due to Star Wars sc-fi trilogy…

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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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The Last Jedi’s Monastic Retreat; Julia Blakely; Smithsonian Libraries Unbound

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Skellig Michael by helicopter: A galaxy not so far away; Erin McCafferty; Independent

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It looks so peaceful from above. A giant, pointy, rock formation in varying hues of grey and green, rising majestically from the Atlantic.

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Rugged Irish islands contend with the Force; Wes Little; CNN

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Thanks to the giant advertisement that is “Star Wars,” Ireland’s ruggedly beautiful Skellig Islands feel the Force of tourism.

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Photographer’s Guide to Skellig Islands; Bastian Bodyl; Improve Photography

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This guide should help you to go to the photographer’s paradise of the Skellig Islands and gives you a few tips when you are there. The Skellig islands are tow rocks in the sea 12 km from the coast of Ireland has become really popular since they have filmed parts of the Star Wars films there.

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Star Wars at 40: How Kerry became the centre of a galaxy far, far away; Greg Murphy; Irish Examiner

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In 1977 we were introduced to Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia for the first time. To mark 40 years of Star Wars, Greg Murphy took a trip to Skellig Michael (aka the planet Ahch-To), set to take centre stage again.

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