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    Visit Skellig Michael in June and July

    Perhaps you’re a Star Wars fan. Or perhaps you’re a history buff, or a bird-watcher, or simply looking for beauty. If so, you’ll want to visit Skellig Michael in June and July.

    Two remote, jagged pinnacles rise above crashing Atlantic waves. Today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 7th century monks sought out this desolate place to live, write and pray in strange but beautiful stone beehive huts.

    Climb 618 steps to discover beehive dwellings, and more built by monks of yesteryears. Known as a bird-watcher’s haven, a prime filming location for the 2017 and the 2015 Star Wars films, it’s also a place of extraordinary beauty and history.

    But when to visit? It’s a tough call. The Skellig Islands lay 11 km off shore and Irish weather is famously unpredictable. You may shy away from visiting the island in June and July season, but the weather may actually be more favourable.

    Not what you’re looking for? See our Hiking Tours here, or our other Active Adventure here. To build just the trip for you, check out our Interactive Holiday Builder!

    June & July Departure Dates

    Our holidays reviewed
    in your own words

    I have already raved about Wilderness Ireland to people I met my last few days in Ireland, to people on the planes home, to friends here at home. The only cumbersome moment was having our lunch in a plastic container that didn't fully seal so there was some leakage into the backpack....how's that for a privileged complaint? Seriously, I was well aware I had stumbled on (I'm still not sure how I discovered Wilderness Ireland....I think an email...) an experience I would forever cherish. I'm still processing. I know travel enhances us but this trip did so in ways I could not have imagined. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Mercedes Lawry
    Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry
    Reviewed on 25/07/2019

    Rated 4.93 out of 5 based on 226 reviews

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    You'll be in good company on a Wilderness Ireland Trip. Some of the biggest and best known names in the business have recommended us.

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