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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

Trip Date Price Availability Book
Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry 6th Jun - 12th Jun 2020 €1,9106 place(s) leftBook Now
Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry 11th Jul - 17th Jul 2020 €1,9107 place(s) leftBook Now

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Wilderness Ireland staff were so helpful from the minute that I enquire do about the trip and throughout the booking process. Nothing too much trouble!
The trip was so memorable in many ways. Lovely walks,food, accommodation and company.

John Barrett
Hiking - The Wicklow Way
Reviewed on 18/07/2019

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 173 reviews

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