Cultural anthropologists explain that older cultures - traditions and even ways of speaking - are preserved not in libraries but in the people of out of the way places. Eoin Walsh is a living example of the warmth, charm and hospitality of times gone by. As a child he traversed the journey to Skellig Michael with his father who earned his living taking visitors to the island for 30 years. Eoin has followed in his father’s seafaring wake since 1993.
The knowledge and experience of Skellig Michael is part of his identity.
Each year 13 boat licenses are granted to tour operators who each run a single trip to Skellig Michael each day during the summer season (April to October, inclusive), weather permitting.
His knowledge of the sea and ability to share his Skellig Michael experience makes a visit aboard the Agnes Olibhéar unique and why visitors - from children to celebrities and film crews - use his service.
To book a place alongside Eoin Walsh aboard the Agnes Olibhéar