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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Welcome to Ireland

This image taken from the lookout over Conor Pass on the Dingle Peninsula typifies the extraordinary beauty of Ireland. I’ve been coming to Ireland now for the past fifteen years thanks in part to my beautiful Irish girl Jennifer, the engaging warmth of the Irish people and to the breathtaking beauty of the land. So […]

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