Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael

Island in the Republic of Ireland

  • Elevation
    218
  • Location
    Atlantic Ocean
  • Highest elevation
    218715
  • Island group
    Skellig Islands
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription
    1996
  • Did you know
    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) made Skellig Michael a World Heritage site in 1996.
Skellig Michael Profiles
  • About

    Skellig Michael is a twin-pinnacled crag 11. 6 kilometres west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. The island is named after the archangel Michael, while the word "Skellig" is derived from the Gaelic sceilig, meaning a splinter of stone. Its twin island, Little Skellig, is smaller and inaccessible.

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