Skellig Michael

Visitor Information

Skellig Michael is a wilderness site and a designated Nature Reserve.
The site presents a unique landscape and visitors must take care at all times.

A visit to the monastery will entail a climb of 618 steps, ascending over 600 ft. (180 metres).
It is a demanding climb and any person with health issues should consider carefully their own physical limitations before exploring this part of the site.
· Visitors must stay on the recognised pathways at all times
· Children must be strictly supervised at all times
· Beware of falling rocks
· Steep gradient on the steps
· Uneven steps
· Steps slippery when wet

A full list of Skellig Michael boatmen is available on the OPW website, link below.

Opening Hours
Please note that the guide service of the Office of Public Works will commence on Skellig Michael from 14th May - 2nd October 2017 Weather Permitting.
Opening arrangements are variable, depending on weather conditions.
Average Length of Visit: 2 ½ hours (excluding boat trip)

PLEASE NOTE: The use of drones on Skellig Michael is not permitted.