The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica)

Sceilg Mhichíl1996

UNESCO World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage

Known collectively as Na Scealga, both Sceilg Mhichíl and the smaller adjacent island of Sceilg Bheag are important breeding sites for seabirds, and are internationally significant for both the size of their colonies and the diversity of the species.


  • Title: The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica)
  • Creator: Sceilg Mhichíl
  • Date Created: 1996
  • Rights: Photographic Archive, National Monuments Service, Government of Ireland
  • Location: Ireland
  • Inscription Criteria: Criteria: (iii)(iv)
  • Date of Inscription: 1996
  • Category of Site: Cultural site

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