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

Height: 217m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83X Grid Reference: V24600 60600 This summit has been logged as climbed by 39 members. Recently by: IainT, chalky, mirnamirna, Dbosonnet, jcofarrell, gmpr40, scannerman, fingalscave, garrettd, Conor74, Sloane, harry66, cotopaxi, yambox, kipper
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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 1355th highest summit in Ireland. Sceilg Mhichíl is the most southerly summit and also the most westerly in the Iveragh NW area.

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Reaching the highest point of Sceilg Mhicíl could .. by dbloke   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
Summit pinnacle and hermit's dwelling. .. by fingalscave   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
Whether you get beyond the monastery or not, a vi .. by brucekenendy   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sceilg Mhichíl in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
Picture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON4v1TBRUJg
The Decline and Fall-Gibbons
by CaptainVertigo  19 Oct 2012
Hilltop-Harrier missed the WAI talk by Michael Gibbons on the Archaeology of the Irish Uplands and Islands earlier in the week and she asks for links. Sadly, no video was made of the event to the best of my knowledge, which is a pity, because the funky Gibbon gallop through our heritage was so gripping that the hours flew by in what seemed like minutes. A constant theme was the havoc wreaked by successive generations on the vestigia of their ancestors i.e. the new people knocked over, ploughed, recycled and generally wiped away all traces of their predecessors. Except..or especially except ..along Ireland's Great Western Seaboard...and most especially in the remote places, the highlands and the islands. There's no way that I could attempt to summarise the essence of this master class. It made me think sheepishly of all the incredible stuff we saunter by. I think of Benagh on the Faha Ridge, Caherconree, never mind the great Aran forts of my childhood. Since you ask for a link I now refer you to a little piece of Michael Gibbons speaking of and on Skellig Michael. Although the sound is drowned out (see the subtitles) this may give you some sense of the the combination of erudition and enthusiasm that we were treated to the other night. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1031/comment/14843/
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FOR THE PURIST. .. by sandman   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
Did not summit. .. by chalky   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
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