Skellig Micheal

1,500.00

 “Sceilg Mhichíl”      

 Sculpture by Timothy Mc Gillicuddy

One of a Kind Artwork

Size: 50 x 60 x 4 cm (framed) / 31 x 47 x 5 cm (unframed) / 31 x 47 cm (actual image size)

This Artwork is sold framed

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Description

The magnificent Skellig Michael is one of only two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Republic of Ireland. On the summit of this awe-inspiring rock off the Kerry coast is St Fionan’s monastery, one of the earliest foundations in the country. The monks who lived there prayed and slept in beehive-shaped huts made of stone, many of which remain to this day.

The monks left the island in the thirteenth century. It became a place of pilgrimage and, during the time of the Penal Laws, a haven for Catholics. Following in the monks’ footsteps involves climbing 618 steep, uneven steps. Getting to the top is quite a challenge, but well worth the effort. As well as the wealth of history, there is a fantastic profusion of bird life on and around the island. Little Skellig is the second-largest gannet colony in the world.

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 70 × 80 × 14.5 cm

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