Sceilg Mhichíl 2021 Reports

Posted on 23 August 2022

The Sceilg Mhichíl Works Report 2021 aims to outline the repair works completed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sceilg Mhichíl Michael in the season of 2021.

The Sceilg Mhichíl Seabird Conservation Monitoring 2021 focuses on species such as Kittiwakes, some auks, Fulmar as well as the more dispersed large gulls.

Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Property Management Plan, 2020–30

Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Property Management Plan, 2020–30

Posted on 17 December 2021

The Sceilg Mhichíl Management Plan 2020–2030 has been prepared by DHLGH in conjunction with the OPW. DHLGH is the state body responsible for heritage-policy matters in Ireland under the World Heritage Convention.

The aim of this plan is to protect and preserve the WHP of Sceilg Mhichíl, also known as Great Skellig.

The accompanying suite of documents relate to the AA and SEA processes associated with the development of the Management Plan.

Sceilg Mhichíl Action plan

Sceilg Mhichíl Reports 2014

Posted on 1 June 2015

The Sceilg Mhichíl Action Plan, 2008-2018 details the objectives and actions to be completed and gives the position as of January 2015.

The Sceilg Mhichíl works report for the 2014 season details work undertaken on the damaged north steps, lower lighthouse road and emergency works to the NE corner of the retaining wall at cross cove, among other projects.

The Sceilg Mhichíl Bird census carried out in June 2014 by the National Parks and Wildlife Service records breeding seabird count details by species.

Skellig Michael Excavations

Sceilg Mhichíl, Co. Kerry: The Monastery and South Peak. Archaeological stratigraphic report: excavations 1986—2010

Posted on 1 June 2011

This report is the full account of all the archaeological works carried out within the monastery and South Peak structures. It contains stratigraphic details with supporting plans, sections and photographs; a finds catalogue with descriptions and interpretations by relevant specialists; the raw data and results of palaeoenvironmental analyses and the osteoarchaeological analyses of human remains; a full account of the faunal remains; and the radiocarbon dates. The report concludes with an interim statement of the site’s significance. The purpose of this report is to make available the details of the archaeological works undertaken to date, in advance of the planned multidisciplinary publication programme.

Skellig Management Plan

Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Property Management Plan, 2008 — 2018

Posted on 1 June 2008

This Management Plan has been developed to protect and preserve Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Property (WHS), also known as Great Skellig. The plan addresses cultural and natural heritage issues in an integrated manner. It has been produced by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DOEHLG), Ireland, in conjunction with the Office of Public Works (OPW), and has been developed in consultation with local interest groups, non-governmental organisations and other interested parties. The area covered by the plan is the island of Sceilg Mhichíl, with the exception of the lower (working) lighthouse and its curtilage and the helipad area and its adjacent store.