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St. Fionan’s Monastery, Skellig Michael - © MNStudio

St. Fionan’s Monastery

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St. Fionan’s Monastery, Skellig Michael - © MNStudio

Informations about St. Fionan’s Monastery

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Kerry (Republic of Ireland)
Location :
Address : Skellig Michael

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The monastic village of Skellig Michael refers to an ancient religious settlement on the island of Skellig Michael in Ireland. It was the former dwelling place of Irish monks who lived on the island between the 7th and 18th centuries. On the program, stone huts, vestiges and authentic charm… Enough to plunge into the heart of an enchanting past!

Visit the monastic village of Skellig Michael

Historic remains, protected by UNESCO

The site is high up, overlooking the ocean and Little Skellig, a smaller neighbouring island.

You will have to take an impressive dry stone staircase built by the monks themselves to get there. (We hope you will be enduring: there are 618 steps, some of which are sometimes slippery and dangerous).

The monastic village of Skellig Michael includes about ten dry stone huts, as well as other remains, such as crosses marking graves, low walls, and other monastic ruins.

The place is magical and fascinating: it transports us out of time, and gives us a glimpse of the precarious living conditions of the monks of the time. Don’t hesitate to draw your camera: this place is of a rare intensity!


Practical informations


Adresse Address: Skellig Michael
Location: (County Kerry)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 51.770989,-10.540168

PricePrice* :

free

*indicative price may vary according to the season and the policy of the establishment.

DurationDuration: 30 minutes



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