Skellig Michael Steps by IrishFireside, via Flickr The monastery is in a remarkable state of preservation...getting to the island is a challenge and the climb...well, it's not for the feint of heart! County Kerry Ireland, Ireland Places, Dreams Travel, Skellig Michael Ireland, Ireland Castles, Granite Islands, Michael Step, Ireland Skellig, Michael Islands
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Skellig Michael (Irish: Sceilig Mhichíl), or Great Skellig (Irish: Sceilig Mhór), is an island (the larger of the two Skellig Islands) in the Atlantic Ocean, 11.6 km west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. A Christian monastery was founded on the island at some point between the 6th and 8th century, and was continuously occupied until its abandonment in the late 12th century.