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Visit Skellig Michael in September

Perhaps you’re Star Wars fan paying homage, a history buff looking for Irish history, or a bird-watcher exploring one of the largest colonies gannets in the world. Skellig Michael has it all.

The Skellig Islands are two jagged rock pinnacles rising above battering Atlantic waves. Today a UNESCO site, 7th-century monks sought this desolate place to live, write and pray in strange but beautiful stone beehive huts.

How to visit Skellig Michael in September
Skelligs at sunset visit Skellig Michael in September

Watching the sunset against the pointed edges of the Skelligs

 

To visit the ancient monks’ dwellings, you’ll climb 618 ancient stone steps, and though the climb is steep, the views are worth it! Discover bird colonies and explore an other-worldly Star Wars (2015 & 2017 movies) filming location!

But when to visit? It’s a tough call. The Skellig Islands lay 11 km offshore and Irish weather is famously unpredictable. Visit Skellig Michael in September for fewer tourists and a quieter island.

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!

September Departures

Trip Date Price Availability Book
Hiking and Island Hopping Cork and Kerry 5th Sep - 11th Sep 2020 €1,9106 place(s) leftBook Now

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The whole concept of south to north and along the Wild Atlantic Way was excellent. Accommodation was outstanding. Guides and personnel were fabulous. In general I would highly recommend this trip to others provided a few glitches were sorted.

Geoff Hastings
Bike Tour - Wild Atlantic Way
Reviewed on 28/09/2018

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 173 reviews

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