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Video: Skellig Michael - Kittiwake Land

09/01/2008

One of the "Chapters" from our April 2007 trip to Ireland. Skellig Michael (or Greater Skellig) is an island a few miles off the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula. A monastery was founded there around 600 AD and was active until about 1200 AD. You have to climb over 800 stone steps to get there. This was a once in a lifetime experience.

There are three Skellig Islands. Little Skellig appears a number of times (especially at the end) and is home to thousands of gannets.

If you are planning on visiting the Skelligs, I highly recommend the Portmagee Heights B&B in Portmagee. The opening shots are from the backyard, so the views are incredible, but we had a lovely room that managed to be both modern and comfortable and the full Irish was one of the best.

Music from video:
The Chieftans - Sea Image
Kila - Maith Dhom
Column MacOireachtaigh - Scarce O'Tatties