Skellig Michael and the Skellig Islands are 12 km) off the coast from Portmagee, Kerry (just off the Ring of Kerry route). Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael, now famous from the recent Star Wars films, climbs 700ft above sea level. At the top, you will find a well preserved sixth-century monastic settlement. From Skellig Michael, the larger of the two Islands, you have great views of the coast of Kerry, Little Skelligs which is famous for its huge Bird population on the Island. From May until early August you have the Spectacular Puffins on both Islands along with many other types of Birds. On a lucky day, you can also see Dolphins and Whales from the Island and from the Boat.