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Ireland, Skellig Michael

 Posted by , last edited on December 13, 2013 at 04:07:33

Location County Kerry, Ireland
Coordinates N51 46 18.984 W10 32 18.996
Property 22 ha
Date of Inscription 1996

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This monastic complex, perched since about the 7th century on the steep sides of the rocky island of Skellig Michael, some 12 km off the coast of south-west Ireland, illustrates the very spartan existence of the first Irish Christians. Since the extreme remoteness of Skellig Michael has until recently discouraged visitors, the site is exceptionally well preserved.

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