Skelligs, rocky islands, off SW Republic of Ireland, in Co. Kerry, comprising Lemon Rock, Little Skellig, and Great Skellig. Climbing the rocks to the peaks of Great Skellig, also known as Skellig Michael, was part of an ancient means of penance. The island has a lighthouse and ruins of a monastery. Little Skellig is a bird sanctuary.
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