Ten-year Sceilg Mhichíl Management Plan launched by Minister Noonan


I'm delighted to launch a new ten-year Sceilg Mhichíl Management Plan to establish firm commitments to protect and conserve one of our nation’s most precious sites for archaeological, natural, and built heritage, while sustainably managing access to a very popular location at the heart of the heritage tourism offering of Ireland, and Kerry in particular.


I am extremely proud of the work of our National Monuments Service and National Parks and Wildlife Service in protecting this extraordinary island through the ongoing partnership with the Office of Public Works.


This management plan will also mitigate the effects of climate change, which presents an increasing threat. We have already seen the impacts of extreme weather, such as increased rockfalls. Our joint efforts to protect this national treasure are all the more important in that context.


Further information: gov.ie - New Ten-year Sceilg Mhichíl Management Plan strengthens commitment to protect, conserve and promote the UNESCO World Heritage island (www.gov.ie)