Case Studies - Skellig Michael, County Kerry

Skellig Michael, County Kerry

Monastery

The monastery is located on a terraced shelf 600 feet above sea-level. It was developed between the 6th and 8th centuries and remained continuously occupied until the 12th or 13th century. . It contains six beehive cells, two oratories as well as a number of stone crosses and slabs. It also contains a later medieval church. The cells and oratories are all of dry-built corbel construction.

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