2014

V2460 : The Skelligs

taken 10 years ago, 17 km WSW of Keel, Co Kerry, Ireland

The Skelligs
The Skelligs
A tour to the Skellig Islands with Nonna and Eileen from Far Horizons. A beautiful day for the trip to this UNESCO world heritage site. The site comprises the remains of several phases of early ecclesiastical settlement, the earliest possibly dating to the 7th century AD. The remains of several dry-stone rounded habitation cells are present on the summit of the rocky island along with a later oratory of high medieval date. The island, situated 12 miles off the Iveragh peninsula, is also home to a thriving puffin community.

The monastery’s exact date of foundation is not known. The first definite reference to monastic activity on the island is a record of the death of “Suibhini of Skelig” dating from the 8th century, however Saint Fionán is claimed to have founded the monastery in the 6th century.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Island [9] · World Heritage [5] · Remains [2] Title Clusters: · The Skelligs [2] ·
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V2460, 34 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Enda O Flaherty   (more nearby)
Date Taken
July 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 6 November, 2014
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! V 247 606 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.2970N 10:32.4250W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! V 245 605
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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