Ireland - Skellig Michael

"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." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Skellig Rocks. Thanks to Michael of Luxembourg for mailing from Ireland.




Postcard 1
Skellig Islands with matching stamp. Thanks to Paola for sending from Ireland.




Postcard 3
Multiview of Skellig Rocks, Kerry. Thanks to Paola who mailed from Ireland.





Postcard 4
Gannets on the Skellig rocks, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Mailed on December 3, 2010 and arrived in Penang on January 5, 2011. Nice Christmas stamp. Thanks to Paola for sending from Ireland.





Three nice postcards of Skellig Michael. Thanks to Hugh of Ireland for sending to me.

Postcard 5
Beehive Huts and High Cross on Skellig Michael with view of Small Skellig and Kerry Coastline.



Postcard 6
Skellig Michael is dedicated to S. Michael. At Great Skellig,enormous mass of pecipitous slaty rock used for two pyramidal summits up t 218 meters.




Postcard 7
View of small Skellig and Kerry coastline from Skellig Michael. A puffin in the foreground.

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