Island of Skellig Michael must drastically cull tourist numbers to meet UNESCO recommendation

The island of Skellig Michael
The island of Skellig Michael Image: Jerzy Strzelecki Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

Skellig Michael would need to cut visitor numbers by a third to meet UNESCO recommendations, according to new figures. The island 12km off the west coast of the Republic of Ireland attracted 16,792 tourists in 2018 – 5,692 more than the 11,000 advised by the world heritage organisation.

The government will submit a 10-year management plan for the island to UNECO later this year, following a public consultation process, launched by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, which closes on 31 January.

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