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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Fly Away Forever

Silhouettes are beautiful in the dying twilight, especially ones set in the open sky. It is interesting to watch the seagulls after sunset heading north in small groups like this one. It is curious that I never see them flying south at this time. Perhaps I should come back int the early morning. If you […]

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