Ireland nature Archive

The Sceling Final

The magnificent name Sceilig Mhichil comes from the Irish language, which is also known as Skellig Michael, meaning Michael’s rock. The rock lies 8 miles (12 km) off the coast of Portmagee in South West Kerry, Ireland. It rises majestically 714ft above sea level of the Atlantic Ocean. The rock is a geometric symbol, which was used in the 7th Century by Christian monks of the Irish Island as a place for worship, where they devoted their life to contemplate with their gods. The monks lived in stone houses, which required some serious architectural works to make them rectangular on the inside and round on the outside. Some had no windows while others perched above vertical cliff walls like beehives. The huts were carefully built, to prevent any raindrop from getting in between the stones. Continue reading “The Sceling Final” »

Brú Na Bóinne Archaeological Park

The fort derived its name from an Irish name is a Visitors Centre on the southern side of the Boyne river in Ireland. The fortress, which is also a Visitors Centre, acts as the passage of accessing the Archaeological Park for both locals and tourists that come from the rest of the world. The Visitors Center provides the necessary assistance since a visit to the place requires some coordination. The Public Works and UNESCO World Heritage offices work hand in hand in the administration of the fortress. The administration process has some limitations on matters related to different sites of the Archaeological Park. Continue reading “Brú Na Bóinne Archaeological Park” »