Submitted byEtienne Muller onSun, 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.



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.