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Skellig Michael - a virtual visit

1 reviewLoher, Ireland

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Experience hosted by Even

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

we visit Loher Stone Fort and an early Christian site with views to Skellig Michael, and learn about the island, its geology, folklore, pre-monastic history, the era of the monks (including evidence from excavations_, attacks by the Norse, eventual abandonment, marriage lists and pilgrimage. Participants will be given annotated maps of the island and the monastery so that participants will get to know something of the island prior their visit. By the time they get to Skellig Michael, in a very special way, it is like coming home

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This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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Meet your host, Even

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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leaving the city and the bureaucractic machine behind, I moved to the remote wilds of Kerry ten years ago. An interest in archaeology grew into a fascination due to my constantly making new archaeological discoveries, in particular of beautiful and enigmatic openair megalithic carvings. Kerry is Disneyworld for ancient sites! Studying archaeology at UCC at post graduate level in the last 4 years has given me a deeper appreciation of our ancient past and broadened my interests in all spheres of archaeology, from more recent times (including the famine) to prehistory. Having recently discovered a primitive copper mine, the transition from the Stone to the Copper Ages is of particular interest to me. Living here in sight of Skellig Michael, the island has a special fascination for the people here, myself included
leaving the city and the bureaucractic machine behind, I moved to the remote wilds of Kerry ten years ago. An interest in archaeology grew into a fascination due to my constantly making new archaeological discoveries, in particular of beautiful and enigmatic openair megalithic carvings. Kerry is Disneyworld for ancient sites! Studying archaeology at UCC at post graduate level in the last 4 years has given me a deeper appreciation of our ancient past and broadened my interests in all spheres of…
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Where you'll be

We visit Loher Fort and an early Christian site with views directly across the bay to Skellig Michael. The fort and the site are early medieval, as is the monastery on Skellig Michael. Due to the natural topography of the landscape between Caherdaniel and Waterville, although there are excellent views to Skellig Michael on the horizon from these sites, it is otherwise almost completely hidden from view,

1 review

Jennifer
June 2019
In June I had the pleasure of joining Evan for her Skellig Michael -a virtual visit experience. Even made me feel welcome right away and was friendly, approachable, interesting and with a great sense of humor. We looked through several books with pictures and layouts of Skellig Michael while Even discussed the various significant elements to the site that I should be aware of and look for when I was on the island for my landing tour. Even knows her stuff and answered my many questions. It was a great experience, good value and I’d highly recommend!
In June I had the pleasure of joining Evan for her Skellig Michael -a virtual visit experience. Even made me feel welcome right away and was friendly, approachable, interesting and…

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

as we be will be walking uphill through pasture, a level of fitness and flexibility is required.