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Skellig Michael - 7th-Century Monastery, County Kerry

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The monastery at Skellig Michael (Michael's Rock), in County Kerry, is stunning to behold.  It has existed since the 7th century and is now a World Heritage Site.  We learn the following from the UNESCO web site:

This monastic complex, perched since about the 7th century on the steep sides of the rocky island of Skellig Michael, some 12 km off the coast of south-west Ireland, illustrates the very spartan existence of the first Irish Christians. Since the extreme remoteness of Skellig Michael has until recently discouraged visitors, the site is exceptionally well preserved.

Click on the image for a spectacular view.

 


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Quoted passage, from the UNESCO World Heritage web site on Skellig Michael.

 

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