Teampall na Skellig
St Kevin's Bed
Just east of Teampall na Skellig, and 10m above the lake's waters, is the 2m-deep artificial cave called St Kevin's Bed, said to be...
St Kevin's Cell
Climb the steps at the back of the Reefert Churchyard and follow the path to the west and you'll find, at the top of a rise overlooking...
Follow the Upper Lake lakeshore path southwest of the car park until you come to the considerable remains of Reefert Church above the...
This is the best place for anything substantial. The menu offers Wicklow lamb, wild venison, Irish beef and fresh fish (the trout is...
Teampall na Skellig information
The original site of St Kevin's settlement, Teampall na Skellig, is at the base of the cliffs towering over the southern side of the Upper Lake and accessible only by boat; unfortunately, there's no boat service to the site so you'll have to settle for looking at it across the lake. The terraced shelf has the reconstructed ruins of a church and early graveyard. Rough wattle huts once stood on the raised ground nearby. Scattered around are some early grave slabs and simple stone crosses.