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Coastal Rock Outcrops at Dun Balair, Tory Island, Ireland  // By Gareth McCormack

Coastal Rock Outcrops at Dun Balair, Tory Island, Ireland

Coastal Rock Outcrops at Dun Balair, Tory Island, Ireland // By Gareth McCormack

Skellig Michael - an island off the coast of Ireland, complete with monastic ruins and Puffins!  I think you can only get there by fishing boat.  A definite on the bucket list!

Skellig Michael - an island off the coast of Ireland, complete with monastic ruins and Puffins! I think you can only get there by fishing boat. A definite on the bucket list!

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Skellig Michael, Ireland An Irish Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock, was built in 588. The very spartan conditions inside the monastery illustrate the ascetic lifestyle practiced by early Irish Christians. The monks lived in stone 'beehive' huts (clochans), perched above nearly vertical cliff walls.

Skellig Michael, Ireland An Irish Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock, was built in 588. The very spartan conditions inside the monastery illustrate the ascetic lifestyle practiced by early Irish Christians. The monks lived in stone 'beehive' huts (clochans), perched above nearly vertical cliff walls.

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