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Skellig Experience Centre

Skellig Experience Centre
Co. Kerry,
Phone: +353 66 947-6306
Fax: +353 66 947-6351

Local Information: Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

About Skellig Experience Centre

  • Skellig Experience Centre
  • Skellig Experience Centre

In THE SKELLIG EXPERIENCE CENTRE you can experience many aspects of those 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!

Here, through re-creations and models you can study the works and lives of the Skellig monks of the early Christian period, their activities, their endurance and their dedication in gaining a foothold on a tiny, inhospitable, offshore island and creating a community there that survived for some 600 years. In The Skellig Experience’s 80-seat auditorium, through a 16-minute audio-visual presentation you can follow the footsteps of those Skellig monks, and wonder at the legacy of architecture that they left behind.

Here too, in The Skellig Experience’s re-created Skellig sea cliff, with life-size models and related presentations, you can get to know, by sight and sound, the life and times of the seabirds of Skellig.

The Skellig Experience Centre also offers – again through artefacts and realistic re-creations - an experience of Skellig lighthouse – its history – its light keepers and its service to mariners since the 1820’s.

In The Skellig Experience Centre the underwater life of Skellig is presented through a gallery of the still photographs of visiting international Skellig divers and through a colourful video exclusively from Skellig waters.

The Skellig Experience Centre also includes a retail area with many Skellig-related, Kerry-related and Ireland-related books, souvenirs and crafts.

‘Fionan’s Kitchen’, our ‘restaurant-with-a-view’, overlooking the waterfront of Portmagee Channel, and seating up to 48 persons, offers teas, coffees, snacks, sandwiches – and larger meals.

And, of course, you can always enjoy the good food and keen shopping at the Skellig Experience Centre even without entering the exhibition area!

Skellig Experience Centre Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Skellig Experience Centre for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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