Description

 

Skellig Monastery INTROnewSMR No.: KE104A001039-

Monument Type: Monastery

The Monastery consists of an inner stone enclosure with two oratories, a mortared church, seven cells (five of which are intact) and the remains of a beehive toilet, water cisterns, a cemetery, leachta (possible cult shrines or pilgrim stations), crosses and cross-slabs. It also includes two large terraces referred to as the Upper and Lower Monks’ Gardens. High retaining walls support all the terracing, upon which everything is constructed.

SKELLIG MICHAEL, CO. KERRY: THE MONASTERY AND SOUTH PEAK, Archaeological stratigraphic report: excavations 1986–2010 Edward Bourke, Alan R. Hayden, Ann Lynch

 

 

 

 

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