"Star Wars" Island Closed to Visitors

Sceilig Mhichíl (Skellig Michael) is closed to visitors after a rockfall incident. It is understood that the rock became loose and fell from the cliff.

There were no visitors on the island at the time, having left for the day, but Office of Public Works (OPW) staff, who reside on the island during the tourist season, were there. It is understood they were brought to the mainland and that expert climbers will evaluate the potential damage.

OPW said Sceilig Mhichíl has been closed to allow for a full examination of the site and to clear debris. It will reopen to visitors once it has been deemed safe to do so.

The island opened on 15 May this year for visitors.