Skellig Michael

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Conquering Sceilg Mhichíl (Skellig Michael): A Biker's Guide to Ireland's Enigmatic Monastic Island

Join us on an epic motorcycle journey to the legendary Sceilg Mhichíl (Skellig Michael), where rugged cliffs, ancient monastic ruins, and vibrant seabird colonies await. Discover the secrets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site as we set sail from the picturesque harbour town of Portmagee, ready to immerse ourselves in the rich history and natural beauty of Ireland’s Atlantic treasure.
Skellig-Michael, Sceilg Mhichíl, County Kerry, Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point
Skellig-Michael, Sceilg Mhichíl, County Kerry, Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point

Rev your engines and prepare for an unforgettable adventure as we rev up our motorcycles and set our sights on the captivating shores of Sceilg Mhichíl. While this mystical island may not be accessible by motorcycle, its allure and ancient wonders are well worth the journey by sea. Join us as we embark on a nautical escapade from the charming village of Portmagee, ready to uncover the secrets of this remote monastic sanctuary.

As we arrive in Portmagee, the anticipation of our impending voyage fills the air with excitement. Pre-booking our seats on the passenger ferry, we eagerly boarded the vessel, and our motorcycles were safely parked on solid ground. With the wind in our hair and the salty spray of the Atlantic on our faces, we set sail towards the distant silhouette of Sceilg Mhichíl, its rugged cliffs beckoning us closer with each passing wave.

Arriving at the island’s shores, we’re greeted by the sight of 500 ancient stone steps winding their way up the steep cliffs, leading us towards the heart of this sacred sanctuary. With each step, the whispers of ancient monks echo in the air, guiding us towards the stone beehive huts, holy wells, and ornate crosses that dot the landscape. Pausing to catch our breath, we’re treated to the sight of vibrant puffins soaring overhead, their colourful plumage a testament to the island’s thriving seabird colonies.

Here you can find Skellig Michael:

Sceilg Mhichíl (Skellig Michael), County Kerry, Ireland


Q: Can I visit Sceilg Mhichíl by motorcycle?

A: No, Sceilg Mhichíl is not accessible by motorcycle. However, visitors can reach the island by pre-booking a seat on the passenger ferry from Portmagee, County Kerry.

Q: How do I pre-book my seat on the passenger ferry to Sceilg Mhichíl?

A: To pre-book your seat on the passenger ferry to Sceilg Mhichíl, contact the local tour operators in Portmagee or visit their websites to reserve your spot in advance.

Q: What should I bring for a trip to Sceilg Mhichíl?

A: Visitors to Sceilg Mhichíl should wear sturdy footwear and dress appropriately for the weather conditions, as the island can be windy and exposed. Bring a camera, sunscreen, and plenty of water for your journey.

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