Things to see or do
- Directions: The centre is located on the waterfront of Valentia Island, 11km off the western sector of Ring of Kerry, N70.
- Language Guides Available: Yes
- Audio Visual Presentation: Yes
- Sound Tour: Yes
- Retail Outlet: Yes
- Disabled Access: Yes
The Skellig ExperienceValentia Island Kerry - Ireland South
In the Skellig Experience Centre you can experience many aspects of the offshore Skellig islands while remaining on the dry land, in a custom built, stone clad, grass roofed, prize winning building located right on the waterfront beside the Valentia Island bridge at Valentia, County Kerry. This heritage centre tells the story of the Skellig rocks. There are four themes covered in the exhibition. Firstly the history and archaeology of Skellig Michael's Early Christian monastery. Secondly the sea birds who are such a part of the Skelligs, their habitat and their world wide travels. Then the lighthouses which have given 161 years of service to mariners. And finally the underwater Skellig, which has colour and magic equal to any sea in the world. These themes are explored using graphics, models, exhibition items and lighthouse keeper ship-to-shore communication, accentuated by the sounds of sea birds.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)66 947 6306
Fax:+353 (0)66 947 6351
Address: Valentia Island, Co Kerry, Republic of Ireland