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Great Skellig Hill Sceilg Mhichíl A name in Irish
(Ir. Sceilg Mhichíl [logainm.ie], 'rock of St. Michael') Kerry County, in Binnion List, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

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Height: 217m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83X Grid Reference: V24600 60600
Place visited by 42 members. Recently by: Cobhclimber, peter1, DavidWalsh, IainT, chalky, mirnamirna, Dbosonnet, jcofarrell, gmpr40, scannerman, fingalscave, garrettd, Conor74, Sloane, harry66
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Longitude: -10.541804, Latitude: 51.770775 , Easting: 24600, Northing: 60600 Prominence: 217m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 424588 560664,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GrtSkl, 10 char: GrtSklg
Bedrock type: Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone, (Old Red Sandstone (undifferentiated))

The highest point on the island is known as Cró na Snáthaide, 'eye of the needle', and was visited by pilgrims who kissed a cross-inscribed slab overhanging the abyss. This fell into the sea at some time during the 19th century. As access to the summit is now forbidden to protect the site, a visit to the monastery will count as an ascent of this peak.   Sceilg Mhichíl is the 1359th highest place in Ireland. Sceilg Mhichíl is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Iveragh NW area.

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Once Upon a Time in the West .. by IainT   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
Summit pinnacle and hermit's dwelling.
by fingalscave  2 Aug 2012
Like Conor74, I too was fascinated by the southern or western pinnacle on Great Skellig, on the upper slopes of which are the remains of the hermit monk's dwelling. The top of the pinnacle is also the highest point on the island so perhaps an Irish "In Pinn" or Inaccessible Pinnacle? The works carried out by the OPW appear to be somewhat of a restoration rather than merely conservation. A link here to some pictures I took. In the first one, the hermitage is outlined in pink.
https://picasaweb.google.com/Declan19d/GreatSkelligWesternPinnacleAndHermitSShelter?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLXVi_HDjd74UA&feat=directlink Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1031/comment/14740/
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Whether you get beyond the monastery or not, a vi .. by brucekenendy   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
The summit experience... .. by Peter Walker   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
The Decline and Fall-Gibbons .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
FOR THE PURIST. .. by sandman   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
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