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Skellig Michael - Ireland

Skellig Michael, one of the first Irish monastic sites

Skellig Michael an isolated Christian monestry off the coast of Kerry, Ireland.

Views of Small Skellig from Skellig Michael.

Knowth, Ireland, consists of one large mound containing two passage tombs surrounded by eighteen smaller mounds. One of the most visually impressive of the 300 or so passage-mounds in Ireland, it is an important part of the megalithic observatory that composes the Boyne Valley.

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.

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…

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…

1,400-900 years ago, Irish Celtic Monks assembled these beehive-shaped stone huts on the rock island of Skellig Michael off the w coast of Ireland. No mortar was used---yet even today these stone huts are still perfectly water-tight! "Skellig" means "Rock". During the Middle Ages high places were often named for the Archangel Michael.

years ago, Irish Celtic Monks assembled these beehive-shaped stone huts on the rock.

monastic beehive huts on Skellig Michael island ... Co. Kerry, Ireland

The monastic beehive huts on Skellig Michael Island - County Kerry

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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)

Athlone, Ireland (photo: Willem Honijk)

The Irish Legend of Tir na nOg: Irish myths tell of a land called Tir na nOg.

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.

allthingseurope:  Ireland (by Galina Solomentseva)

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.

The Aran Islands – The Cradle of Irish Culture

The Aran Islands - The Cradle of Irish Culture

Located a few miles west of Galway in Western Ireland, the Aran Islands have seemingly stood still against the current throughout the centuries.

Skellig Michael, monastic site. (But only open mid-May to October.)

Skellig Michael, monastic site in Ireland

Spinning flax into linen thread, Ireland, 1904.

Spinning flax into linen thread, Ireland, My Irish ancestors were flax farmers and spinners. I love this photo!

Cemetery County Claire ,Ireland

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.

Off The Beaten Path Experiences in Ireland | Venuelust

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.

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