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SKELLIG ISLAND INTRO

SMR No.: Multiple

Monument Type: Monastic centre

Skellig Michael ('The Rock of St Michael') located off the south-west coast of Ireland is the most spectacularly situated of all the early medieval island monastic sites, with a well-preserved monastery and remote hermitage. The pinnacle consists of two Old Red Sandstone peaks with a valley between them.The island's isolation has helped to preserve and protect the monastic remains. There are two main sites on the island: the monastery and the hermitage, with three flights of steps to the monastery.

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