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The cells (clochans) with large cross and small gravestones - 1. October 2010

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Jim Mills on November 1, 2010

The main monastery complex on Skellig Michael - Beamish

Pamela Norrington on November 2, 2010

Thanks, again, Jim for the trip. I have a passion for these places on the edge - and am currently sorting a return trip to the Western Isles. I have been quite unable to select a few photos (of the hundreds I took) to share with you on Pano - but promise I will - soonish. Inbetween times I'll be back in Mayo in 3 weeks looking for more photographic poetry.

Warmest Wishes, Pam

Jim Mills on November 2, 2010

Hello again Pam. I can reply to you individually this time! Unfortunately your other comment on the Skelligs got accidentally deleted (sorry about that!) after adding you to the rest of the people who commented on that photo, so they don't miss my reply. That happens to me with other peoples photos I've commented on. You can easily miss the reply to you.

Anyway Pam, I share your love of being out on the western edge of Europe (hence one of my reasons for living here) in places like the Western Isles, and look forward to seeing some of your photos from there when you manage to sort some out. As I mentioned in the previous Skellig photo to "Glamaig", I've yet to visit Staffa and Fingal's Cave. Enjoy your visit to Mayo again. Warm wishes too, now that Winter's here! - Jim on November 2, 2010

No words. like and F :-) nik

thor@odin™ on November 7, 2010

This is Awesome Jim Thank you so much for sharing.. I should be delighted to be able to go there!! Y* and like, Peter

Jim Mills on November 7, 2010

Thanks very much Peter for your like and Y*. I'm more than happy to share these photos with you. Hopefully, as you imply you could come and see the "real thing" for yourself! It literally was a "trip of a lifetime" for me! Best wishes - Jim

someGuyinmasset on November 7, 2010

Fantastic, Jim, such a fascinating little corner of the world I never knew existed.

Jim Mills on November 8, 2010

someGuyinmasset - Glad you like it Guy. Perhaps for once in a while, this place is wilder than your part of the world! I forget that many other people know nothing about this place. I put it in the same sort of category as the isle of Staffa and Fingal's Cave (off the west coast of Scotland) and immortalized in Mendelssohn's music "The Hebrides" or "Fingal's Cave", and therefore, world famous. Part of the reason for buying our present cottage, is that we can easily see Skellig on a clear day! Best wishes - Jim

Itallica II on November 26, 2010

Jim what age have these structures?

Could Guy have one for his estate?

Jim Mills on November 26, 2010

Believe it or not, some of them may be about 1400 years old, since the monastery was founded in the 6th century! Guy would need a good dry stonewaller (no cement!) or builder to construct one of these! Cheers - Jim

Matavasee on May 29, 2012

Is there any permission required to visit the Skelling Coulomba Island?

Jim Mills on May 29, 2012

Thanks Matavasee. You need no special permission to visit Skellig Michael except to use official excursion boats which usually sail from Portmagee, and have good weather for landing! Though if you were sailing your own private boat, you may need permission. Best wishes - Beamish

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Jim Mills
Eyeries, Ireland

Photo taken in Skellig Rock Great, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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  • Uploaded on November 1, 2010
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    by Jim Mills
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ38
    • Taken on 2010/10/14 14:24:42
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 4.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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