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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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Skellig Michael Hill Sceilg Mhichíl A name in Irish
also Great Skellig an extra name in English
(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 61 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: SklgMc, 10 char: SklgMchl
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 1360th 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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I went to Skellig Michael a couple years ago befo .. by Alaskan   (Show all for Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhichíl))
 
Awesome...just awesome...
by Conor74  31 Jul 2012
The larger of the two Skelligs is a remarkable island. Following a crossing in a ferry that bobbed all over the place, we landed at Blind Man’s Cove to the NE of the island. Above our heads, there is a now decommissioned trail that leads directly to the monastery ruins. Now one ascends by means of a road that skirts the east of the island, ascending gradually to the Wailing Woman rock. This is about half way along the island. About 400 or 500 steps above this, one reaches the Saddle, the col between the north and south summits. The north contains the famous ruins of an ancient monastery, the southern section is off limits and has the lighthouses and a dramatic spire of rock that contains the destination for pilgrims with nerves of steel in former times, and one of the most awesome structures one will ever witness. For near the top of the pinnacle is a hermitage that clings to a rock that drop hundreds of feet sheer into the Atlantic. Yes, everyone makes a beeline for the monastery, but for me the hermitage was just about the most remarkable thing I have seen on the peaks of this country. This was a place so remote and so inaccessible that they only excavated it in the 1980s. Now, cleaned up, it is more clearly defined against the pinnacle. It is a truly jaw dropping location. This was the place for the monk who decided that a stack of rock miles into the ocean was not remote enough, that removing himself from the 10 other monks who eked out an existence high over the Atlantic was not enough, he had to go to a place where the rock terrace only cling on by millimetres. Sadly, off limits for climbers, but even looking up at it is amazing. Here it is shown by the arrow, just below the bottom edge of the pic is the ocean...

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What a place to live! .. by IainT   (Show all for Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhichíl))
 
Fabulous place. Go in summer when the puffins ar .. by cormacg   (Show all for Skellig Michael (Sceilg Mhichíl))
 
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