UNESCO World Heritage site Skellig Michael to open to tourists this weekend

The OPW Heritage Service will monitor Skellig Michael and perform necessary safety works prior to the commencement of the tourist season.

With just under one week to go until the island reopens to visitors, tourism operators and boatmen expect the coming season to be the most demanding yet.

Accommodation providers in Portmagee and surrounding areas say the number of enquiries has increased since the latest Star Wars film, the Last Jedi, was teased online.

There were worries about the reopening of the UNESCO World Heritage site, following a significant rockfall on the island last month.

However, the OPW expects all safety works to be completed for the opening day of the tourist season, this coming Sunday, May 14th.