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Iveragh NW Area
Place count in area: 18, OSI/LPS Maps: 83, 84 
Highest place:
Knocknadobar, 690m
Maximum height for area: 690 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 565 metres,

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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 Munster Province, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock

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Height: 217m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83X Grid Reference: V24600 60600
Place visited by 47 members. Recently by: jimmytherabbit, jgfitz, finkey86, Aglaisio, rollingwave, DenisMc, gallybander, Cobhclimber, DavidWalsh, IainT, chalky, mirnamirna, Dbosonnet, jcofarrell, gmpr40
Island visited by 59 members.
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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. The word sceilg is probably an early alternative form of speilic, both derived from Latin spelunca, ‘cave, den’, a word sometimes applied to hermit’s dwellings. The change sp- > sc- probably occurred in the early Christian period when Irish had no native words with p, cf. Ir. Cáisc, ‘Easter’, < Latin Pascha. It is no coincidence that two of the best known and earliest recorded instances of sceilg are at 6th century monastic sites with hermitages, namely Skellig Michael and Templenaskellig near St. Kevin’s Bed at Glendalough.   Sceilg Mhichíl is the 1361th 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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FOR THE PURIST.
by sandman  28 Sep 2015
For the individuals who are pure of heart and truly wish to climb the south summit one can apply for permission to National Monuments Service Office of Public Works. The application can be submitted to visitorservices@opw.ie or by fax to (094)937 33 95. To tick a summit one must first reach it . Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1031/comment/18332/
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Did not summit.
by chalky  1 Aug 2015
Content today to appreciate the monastic experience and view the hermitage and the South Peak pinnacle from safe footing but did venture as far as the first ledge unchallenged. A very special place. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1031/comment/18218/
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