Photographs: Skellig Islands

The Skelligs are two small, steep, and rocky islands in the Atlantic Ocean located approximately thirteen kilometres off the south west coast of Ireland. The larger and more famous of the two is Sceilg Mhichíl (Skellig Michael), an exceptionally well preserved UNESCO World Heritage site that was home to an early religious settlement.

It was used as the location for Luke Skywalker's hideout in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. This has resulted in a large increase in tourism, and not everybody is happy about that.