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Skellig Michael is one of the treasures of Western civilization. Sometime in the 600s monks came to this remote island and built stone, beehive-shaped huts on its craggy peaks. The enclave was abandoned sometime in the 13th century but remained a place of pilgrimage. The island is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is the most difficult of our pilgrimage sites to visit – only 180 visitors a day are allowed to visit the island.

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