Skellig Islands

Skellig Islands

  • Location
    Atlantic Ocean
  • Total islands
    2
  • Population
    0
  • Did you know
    The Skellig islands were classified as a Special Protection Area in 1986, when they were recognised for containing an unusually large variety and population of birds.
Skellig Islands Profiles
  • About

    The Skellig Islands are 2 uninhabited, rocky islets off the southwestern coast of Ireland. Skellig Michael is known for its well-preserved early Christian monastery. The site, reached by steep steps, includes stone beehive-shaped huts, oratories and crosses. Thousands of puffins breed on Skellig Michael during the warmer months. To the northeast, the island of Little Skellig is home to a large colony of gannets.

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