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Decision : CONF 201 VIII.C
Inscription: Skellig Michael (Ireland)

Skellig Michael



C(iii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (iii) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being an exceptional, and in many respects unique example of an early religious settlement deliberately sited on a pyramidal rock in the ocean, preserved because of a remarkable environment. It illustrates, as no other site can, the extremes of a Christian monasticism characterizing much of North Africa, the Near East and Europe.


 Decisions Report
Context of Decision
Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
States Parties: Ireland
Properties: Sceilg Mhichíl
Year: 1996
Decision Code: CONF 201 VIII.C