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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, today’s Doodle takes us to the mystical Skellig Michael, a remote island just off the coast of County Kerry, Ireland. The breathtaking destination is a World Heritage Site and home to many species of seabirds — like puffins, gannets, and razorbills — that perch atop the island’s summit. If you’re brave enough to scale the 600 steps to the top of the rocky precipice, you’ll see a magnificent view of the mainland and the Atlantic Ocean from 714 feet above sea level. The Skelligs are part of the Kerry Gaeltacht, where locals speak Irish, and you may hear “céad míle fáilte,” or “a hundred thousand welcomes,” if you visit.
Bonus draft! Just for fun 🙂

Skellig Michael appeared on the big screen in 2015, and since then, more and more people have been coming to take in the stunning scenery. Just for fun, Doodler Matt Cruickshank explored the island’s cinematic claim to fame. He says, “I thoroughly enjoyed populating this magical island with shamrock people, even one from a shamrock galaxy far, far away.”