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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 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 43 members. Recently by: rollingwave, DenisMc, gallybander, Cobhclimber, DavidWalsh, IainT, chalky, mirnamirna, Dbosonnet, jcofarrell, gmpr40, scannerman, fingalscave, garrettd, Conor74
Island visited by 52 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.   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 Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
Awesome...just awesome... .. by Conor74   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
What a place to live! .. by IainT   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
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cormacg on Sceilg Mhichíl, 2009
by cormacg  5 Aug 2009
Fabulous place. Go in summer when the puffins are there. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1031/comment/4002/
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Reading comments about the boat to the Skellig Ro .. by wellaway   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
Once Upon a Time in the West .. by IainT   (Show all for Sceilg Mhichíl)
 
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