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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

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 1359th 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)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sceilg Mhichíl in area Iveragh NW, Ireland
 
brucekenendy on Sceilg Mhichíl, 2008
by brucekenendy  5 Oct 2008
Whether you get beyond the monastery or not, a visit to this site is still awe inspiring, evoking images of lean, weathered monks rowing their goat skin boat through pitching seas to access their remote site, or fending off viking warriors intent on caturing the monks as slaves. Difficult to imagine what their lives were like, or the devotion and resolve required to live in such apparent harsh conditions. Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/summit/1031/comment/3352/
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The Decline and Fall-Gibbons .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
FOR THE PURIST. .. by sandman   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
Did not summit. .. by chalky   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
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