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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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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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…

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