Skellig Michael is set to reopen to visitors as soon as June 21st, the Government has confirmed.
The island off the coast of Kerry is typically only open to tourists for a limited time each year and can only be accessed by boat.
However, it remained closed to visitors last year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
While health and safety works are currently ongoing, there's now a target date of June 21st for the site to reopen - subject to weather conditions.
In a statement, Patrick O'Donovan - Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW said: “I am very pleased to be able to share this much-anticipated good news with holidaymakers eager to visit Skellig Michael this summer and with the rural communities who rely on tourism to the island.
"I myself look forward to visiting this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site soon and I hope that weather conditions will allow OPW staff to complete the required preparatory works so the reopening can go ahead on 21 June."
The announcement comes on the same day as hotels and B&Bs across the country have finally been able to reopen after five months of closure.