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SKELLIG MONASTRY GRAVEYARDSMR No.: KE104A001158-

Monument Type: Leacht

Located to the east of the large oratory, the graveyard takes the form of a sub-rectangular platform (constructed in two phases) measuring 7.3m by 3.2m (Ill. 1.5). Its base is defined by large, long orthostats, against which a row of crosses and cross-slabs are placed vertically on the west side. Originally the graveyard was bigger but the east side fell away when part of the adjacent enclosure retaining wall collapsed.

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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