Skellig Michael, one of the first Irish monastic sites
Views of Small Skellig from Skellig Michael.
Ireland's Top 10 Attractions - The Boyne Valley dates back to the ancient times of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Ireland’s famous prehistoric site features the megalithic ancient tombs.
Northern Headlands: Wild Atlantic Way
If you want to go stargazing in Ireland, the Northern Headlands are the perfect place. Our top spot? Grianán of Aileach. Perched on a hilltop in the wilds of County Donegal, the site of this fort dates back to 1700 BC and is linked with the Tuatha Dé Danann, a legendary race of god-like Celtic people. Settle here for a sight of one of the best star fields on the island – and maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot the Northern Lights overhead, as they’ve been known to appear in this part of…
years ago, Irish Celtic Monks assembled these beehive-shaped stone huts on the rock.
The monastic beehive huts on Skellig Michael Island - County Kerry
The Skellig Islands : Boat tour For a landing boat tour, contact local : Eoin Walsh 60 euros (including the entry to the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre)
Athlone, Ireland (photo: Willem Honijk)
The Irish Legend of Tir na nOg
In the Irish myth cycles, the land of Tir na nOg is the realm of the Otherworld, the place where the Fae lived and heroes visited on quests.
thoughtsforbees: “allthingseurope: “ Ireland (by Galina Solomentseva) ” This looks so much like the house I stayed in and it makes my stomach ache. I miss it endlessly.
Spinning flax into linen thread, Ireland, My Irish ancestors were flax farmers and spinners. I love this photo!
The cemetery at Fanore, County Clare, Ireland. The light was spectacular at the remains of an old church and cemetery. The remnant wall of the church acted as a shield and focus for the sun rays, to a beautiful, amazing effect.
Ireland, Skellig Michael - 600 steps lead to the summit. Nine miles off the coast of County Kerry in the west of Ireland there are two small rocky islands peeking out of the Atlantic Ocean.