A group of remarkable men ventured into the open ocean off Southwest Ireland determined to build a monastery on one of the most extraordinary locations on earth. This is a replica of the type of monastery these men built.
The erection of the lighthouses has been a means of preventing much loss of life and property. Scarcely a winter previousl elapsed without frequent and fatal shipwrecks.” Samuel Lewis, 1837
In the “Underwater Skellig” theme of the Skellig Experience Centre, a permanent exhibition of the still photographs of visiting Skellig divers – local and international – will promptly dispel the widespread impression that underwater colour and variety belong only in the tropics!
Here is a very large natural stone re-created Skellig sea cliff, with about 50 life-size model sea birds on nesting ledges which are true to their real nesting conditions on the Skellig Islands. From time to time the sound of calling seabirds is heard from the cliff.