Discover Great Skellig Island, Ireland

Discover Ireland brings you this breathtaking video of the rugged, wild and mountainous island of Great Skellig, or Skellig Michael, off the coast of Ireland.  Rough seas and rocky cliffs surround this island of ancient monastic ruins.  The island is now a nature preserve for the colorful puffin seabirds. It was named a World Heritage Site for its "remarkable environment" and "unique example of an early religious settlement."  Read more about the significance of this site on Wikipedia

Discover Ireland describes their video: Discover Skellig Michael on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, a spectacular island off the coast of Kerry, where scenes from Star Wars Episode VII were filmed. The island's history is packed with ancient Irish legends, Viking invaders and hermit monks – monks who carved 600 stone steps to the summit and built a monastic site there in the 6th century. See more at www.ireland.com

      Location Info:  Ireland Europe
      GPS: 51.770719   -10.540604
      Accuracy: near
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