Skellig Michael is essentially a small mountain with very little flat surface. There is nothing but rock (the name is from Sceilig Mhichíl in the Irish language, meaning Michael's rock) with a couple of tiny grass patches and a few ancient buildings. Near the top was the site of a monastery founded in the 7th century and occupied for about 600 years. The houses were beehives and there is a graveyard. Someone counted that it was 600 steep steps to the top.
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Lots of seabirds live on it - we saw guillemots, razorbills, puffins and some other unidentifiable-to-me other birds. We saw a few puffins flying back and entering their holes.
The site is well preserved, they restrict the number of visitors, and it is an official UNESCO World Heritage site.