The Skellig Michael reopening date has been pushed back

By James Fenton

June 16, 2021 at 10:51am


The Office of Public Works has confirmed that Skellig Michael will reopen on July 1 rather than the targeted date of June 21.

In a statement, the OPW said: 'Owing to recent poor weather and sea conditions off the South West coast, the scheduled opening date for visitors to Skellig Michael has been deferred.

'The original target date of 21 June had been set for the reopening of Skellig Michael to visitors. This target date was dependent on favourable weather conditions allowing preparatory safety works to progress in a timely manner prior to opening.

'Unfortunately, due to periods of poor weather conditions hampering the progress of work on site, the reopening of Skellig Michael has now been postponed.

'The island is now scheduled to open to visitors on Thursday, 1 July 2021.'

More information can be found here.


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