One of our great historical monuments has unfortunately in such a short space of time claimed another victim.
IMO an urgent review of safety features on the island is needed if more tragedies are to be avoided.
It would seem that a large number of the visitors are older people whose sense of balance is not what it was and are probably undertaking a very strenuous ascent and descent in an open physical environment they are unused to.
At least with SM closing for the Winter in 10 days time the OPW will have time to rewiew all aspects of visitot safety there B4 it repens in the Spring.
A fundamental review of all operations, including safety, is to be carried out on Skellig Michael off the Kerry coast.
Dr Martin Mansergh, Minister with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, made his comments following the second death in less than five months of a visitor to the Skellig rock.
RTÉ News: Safety review after Skellig death
I wonder has anyone from this Site ever been there & would care to comment?
Personally I would love to visit the place one day.
Though I'm not great with heights!