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SKELLIG and BLASKET trips

Submitted by Etienne Muller on Sun, 12/02/2018 - 05:35

Skelligs and Blasket island trips

Sorry Guys, I realise I hijacked a thread earlier, so I am postin a new thread.

Here are a couple of galleries of trips a couple of years ago to the Skellig islands an the Blasket Iskands, off the Irish West coast, for those who have not seen them and may be interested.

Et.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1123060897754722&type=1&l=626…

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1175799852480826&type=1&l=e2d…

JohnAbercrombie

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 11:57

Thanks- great pics.

Were the Skellig 'residences' used by monks/hermits or did families live there? Seasonal or year-round? Harsh-looking spot.

Some nice 'swelly' conditions on the Blaskets trip, too. :-)

Etienne Muller

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 12:20

the monks used it as a retreat, probably not much in winter. Everyone should see it once in their lifetime.

there is a water cistern up top at the monastery huts which is still operational to this day, so they had drinking water all year round, and I assume fish, and puffins, until they were sick of puffin omelettes, puffin pie, puffin eggs, puffin soufflé, etc etc.

Et

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