23. 04. 2013.

UNESCO - Sceilg Mhichíl, Ireland

Sceilg Mhichíl, or better known as Skellig Michael, is an island (the larger of the two Skellig Islands) in the Atlantic Ocean, 11.6 km west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. Between the 6th and 8th century a Christian monastery was founded there and was continuously occupied until its abandonment in the late 12th century; it illustrates the very spartan existence of the first Irish Christians.The remains of this monastery, along with most of the island itself, were inscribed on the Unesco WHS in 1996.
This postcards shows the old and steep steps leading to the monastery, with the view of Little Skellig in the background (which happens to hold the world's second-largest Northern Gannet colony and is therefore closed to the public).
We thought for many months this card was lost but it arrived eventually and was well worth that wait, thank you Gabby! :))

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