Little Skellig

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Little Skellig

Little Skellig

11km south-west of Valentia Island, Kerry.Size: 7 hectares (17 acres)
Habitat: A small precipitous rocky island rising to 134m (440feet)
The amazing Skellig Islands lie 8 miles (12 km) off the coast of Portmagee in South West Kerry. Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 714ft. (218 metres) above sea level.
Birds & wildlife: It regularly holds a spectacular total of 20,000 pairs of breeding Gannets, one of the largest colonies in the world and obviously of international importance.Other seabirds include puffin and arctic tern.

Visiting & access: Landing is not permitted, though good views can be had from a boat. Contact Des Lavelle (Tel. 006-76124) for information on boat trips.

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