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The Skellig Experience

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Skellig Heritage Centre, Valentia Island, Ireland
+353 66 947 6306
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

There were many interesting things in the Center and we enjoyed our time there. Unfortunately they sold us a DVD of the video they play in the center and that DVD is not formatted for the US. (They knew we were from the US). I...More

Thank KatieRoses G
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We enjoyed the displays and film here. It was an informative visit and worked well for us since we weren't going to do a trip out to Skellig Michael. We had a picnic on the lawn and enjoyed the views out to the town and...More

Thank loonwatchers1993
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived only 45 minutes before closing, but the staff was very welcoming and offered to start the orientation film just for us. The film was beautiful and inspiring. The center even includes a large cafe, which was great for us because we found few...More

Thank Fred I
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Free to get in, but make sure you miss the bus tours! When we got there, it was full of “happy tourists” sitting at bench tables enjoying piped Irish traditional songs and eating “traditional” snacks. The souvenirs are what you may expect - lots of...More

Thank TrevorCrichton
Reviewed 6 September 2018

So the next best thing was to visit the Skellig Experience, and learn about the isolated islands. The movie told the story of the isolated community and told about the birds who now call Skellig home. After visiting the exhibition I took a drive on...More

Thank dave-at-london
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Although we did not go out to the rocks because the weather was so foggy, we did enjoy an excellent movie about the monks that lived in isolation on these rocks out in the North Sea. We also enjoyed a fine meal there before boarding...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

While my Passengers were learning & looking at all the nice things on view & the Film show : I had a lovely cup of cappuccino & fruits scone just what the Doctor ordered oh boys it was lovely

Thank 159tedk
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Lots of very interesting exhibits to show how the people lived and why on the Skellig Islands. Very interesting to read about building hundreds of steps into the mountain.

Thank 10sJohn
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We drove the Ring of Kerry and the Skellig Ring. We visited the Skellig Experience just at the bridge from Valentia Island to Portmagee. We thought it was very good. The staff were very friendly and interacted with our children (toddler to teen!). Very informative...More

Thank 752Aud
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We just wanted to let you know that we did not get to see much of the island. We were on a motorcycle self guided tour and were running late, tired and very hungry. We stopped into the welcome center to see what we could...More

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Response from Clive B | Reviewed this property |
Very large bridge, which you can also drive across, it is the main route into Valentia Island. You can get a boat too, but it is not really necessary, you can walk, there is a path/sidewalk/pavement on the Bridge.