Tourist trips to Skellig Islands hampered by bad weather

Tourist trips to the Skelligs in Co Kerry have been hampered by rough seas and a long winter.

The OPW had hoped to open island boat trips a month early but they have been unable to carry out the necessary maintenance repair works.

Visitor numbers to the historic site increased by around 2,000 last year from the previous year as people flocked to see where Star Wars: The Last Jedi was filmed.

A restricted number of boats are only allowed to land on the island for five months of the year.

- Digital desk

Related Articles

Skellig visitor numbers beyond ‘sustainable’ level

Public ‘in the dark’ over plans for Skellig Michael

More in this Section

Teenager missing in Dublin for six days

Public appeal for help tracing missing person from Cork

'Help us bring Deirdre home': Father of missing Deirdre Jacob appeals for information in murder investigation

Seize Brexit opportunity to end partition, urges Sinn Féin


Everything you need to know about the grapes you’ve been pronouncing the wrong way

The dos and don’ts of being a vegan gardener

As Kayla Itsines hits back at Internet trolls – is it safe to lift weights when you’re pregnant?

Video: This is what happens during a ‘vampire facial’ – the anti-ageing treatment loved by celebs

More From The Irish Examiner