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The monastic Island, Skellig Michael founded in the 7th century, for 600 years the island was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. It is one of Europe's better known but least accessible monasteries.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan

Ireland’s Skellig Michael Island Stands In For Star Wars’ Jedi Temple

Skellig Michael Island, off Ireland’s south west coast, is wowing audiences at screenings of Star Wars:  The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Unveiled in the film’s closing minutes, this closely guarded secret ending to Episode 7 was filmed in September 2014 on Skellig Michael Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1977, the record-breaking movie franchise […]


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Take an ‘Outlander’ Tour of Scotland with Celtic Journeys

In 2008, I was lucky enough to travel through England and Scotland, visiting locations that are important to the books and movies about Harry Potter. My trip was truly magical, thanks to my thoughtful husband, who booked my vacation with Magical Tours, owned by Larry Ivy. That tour sparked my love of the United Kingdom, and especially of vacations […]


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