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12 Aug 2022

Delayed re-opening of popular Irish tourist attraction postponed again

Delayed re-opening of popular Irish tourist attraction postponed again

Delayed re-opening of popular Irish tourist attraction postponed again

The long delayed re-opening of a popular Irish landmark has been postponed again. 

According to the Office of Public Works (OPW), Sceilig Mhichíl (Skellig Michael) will not open tomorrow (Saturday July 2) as planned due to poor weather and sea conditions. 

A minor rockfall on June 13 prompted the temporary closure of the tourist attraction - which was also shut to visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic - pending a full examination and clearance of debris. 

OPW guide staff are unable to travel to the island for safety checks today (Friday July 1) and will try again on Sunday July 3 when sea conditions are expected to improve. 

On arrival, they will immediately begin their preparations to welcome visitors back to the island on Monday.

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