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3) Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael also called Great Skellig is a twin-pinnacled crag 11.6 kilometers (7.2 mi) west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.

Skellig Michael

The island is named after the archangel Michael. Skellig Michael consists of approximately 22 hectares (54 acres) of rock, with its highest point, known as the Spit, 218 m (714 ft) above sea level. It is best known for its Gaelic monastery, founded between the 6th and 8th centuries. In 1996, UNESCO designated Skellig Michael a World Heritage Site. The Wailing Woman rock lies in the center of the island, on the ascent before Christ’s Saddle ridge, 120 m (400 ft) above sea level, on 1.2 ha (3 acres) of grassland. It is the only flat and fertile part of the island, and thus contains traces of medieval crop farming. The monastery can be approached by narrow and steep flights of stone steps that ascend from three landing points. The hermitage on the south peak contains a dangerous approach and is largely closed to the public.