City of the Birds

Just under two kilometers north east of Skellig Michael is the smaller of the Skelligs, ‘Little Skellig’. What struck me as the biggest difference between the two is that here on Little Skellig the sea birds ruled. Tens of thousands of gannets and other migratory birds clings to every usable surface of this barren rocky […]

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Skellig Michael

A long time ago in a land far far away people found refuge in a sacred haven from the rest of the world. For centuries the monks of Skellig Michael, so named after Saint Micheal the Archangel, endured or reveled here sharing company with the seabirds and their faith. Today Skellig Michael has lost none […]

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Skellig Patrol

These two beautiful gannets patrolling the waters off Little Skellig easily lived up to their reputation of Ireland’s most majestic seabird. For a a few moments they flew in to hold perfect formation alongside our ungainly craft. With wings beating in unison and the and effortlessly glide they showed us up a thousand times over. […]

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Busu & The Damask Drum

Busu and the Damask Drum was yet another Edinburgh Fringe performance inspired by classic Japanese theater combining ideas from two distinct and important plays from Japan’s cultural history. Exploring these two stories has given me glimpse into a world so alien to mine and yet so comfortingly similar. The ‘Damask Drum’ in particular explores unrequited […]

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