Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Skellig Islands, County Kerry, Ireland

There are 2 islands; the smaller one is Little Skellig and the larger one is Skellig Michael aka Great Skellig.   The larger island was inhabited by Christian Monks in the 6th century.  The museum, The Skellig Experience, had a presentation on how it was built, by hand, incredible!   Tours to this island are available, but not during October.  After the ferry ride across the North Channel, I'm pretty sure I won't be going on any more boats like that.  I don't have "sea legs."  

The museum is becoming quite popular to Star War enthusiasts as the last scene in The Force Awakens has Luke Skywalker on this island.  The museum did tell us that more filming has been done on the island, so I'm sure future Star Wars films will have more views from here.

We had a wonderful lunch at the Skellig Experience Visitor Center http://www.skelligexperience.com/the-sea-tour/
The colorful houses were our view during lunch.

Just beautiful! 

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.
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