Skellig Michael

“We're going to ram it!” “The fog's blinded you, lad,” his grandfather called out
from the wheelhouse. “That's Skellig Michael. I told you the Archangel would lead
us there.” His grandfather docked at a small pier, and together they walked up the
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Author: George Beatty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 140105711X

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 752

On its surface Skellig Michael reads like a fast-paced international thriller involving crimes in high office, terrorism threats, espionage, corporate takeover battles, sex, lust, poignant romance, chase scenes, and shootouts. But readers who probe deeper may find the novel more provocative and complex than they initially thought. And in the end they may decide as the protagonists themselves do that the rocky landscape of the novel is a metaphor for life.

Skellig

The Skellig islands are in the parish of Killemlagh.

Author: Des Lavelle

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780862781392

Category: Skellig Islands (Ireland)

Page: 110

View: 439

The Skellig islands are in the parish of Killemlagh.

Popular Songs of Ireland

of unmarried women and bachelors , whom the poetaster has undertaken to pair
together , as suitable companions for what is termed a pilgrimage to the Skelligs ,
which are dangerous rocks in the Atlantic , distant about twelve miles from the ...

Author: Thomas Crofton Croker

Publisher: London : G. Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Ballads, English

Page: 320

View: 812


Off the Skelligs

The Great Skellig shot up perpendicularly from the sea — not an inch of shore ,
the clear water lapping round it was not soiled by the least bit of gravel or sand .
As we drew near , its hue changed ; a delicate green down seemed to grow on it
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Author: Jean Ingelow

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 666

View: 474


Skellig

Of course, the Roan were there, the People of the Sea, promising to watch over him. But there was something more--an ancient being camped out on the mysterious Skellig Islands, intent on protecting him and the land.

Author: E R Barr

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781948046862

Category:

Page: 436

View: 965

Rumors of magic and murder hung over the tragedy at Tinker's Grove which destroyed a town and killed some fine people. Aunt Emily thought sending Conor Archer to Ireland to see his godmother was the solution to keep him safe and out of harm's way. Conor went, and immediately got himself in trouble with a local landowner, a Japanese war criminal, and a bunch of Otherworld things that wanted to destroy him. Not everyone was an enemy. There were the secretive Travelers--the Tinker folk with legends that tended to come true. Of course, the Roan were there, the People of the Sea, promising to watch over him. But there was something more--an ancient being camped out on the mysterious Skellig Islands, intent on protecting him and the land. He remembered Aunt Emily slapping an envelope into his pocket saying, "Here's your ticket; have a nice flight; stay safe." Not a chance he thought. Ireland might be a spectacular place, but it was bound to be dangerous. Good thing he had his shapeshifting powers. But would his new found abilities be able to defeat the Dark who wanted him dead?


The Skellig

Incorporating themes from the Underground Railroad transporting slaves to freedom, wormholes in a bar called the Midnight Express and a raft of characters of true depth, courage and sexiness this is a story where the enemy has no face.

Author: Ly Angeles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974154487

Category:

Page: 152

View: 395

The SkelligGenre: sciencefiction/satireSynopsisIn the year 2156 the skellig, a shapeshifter named Gamble, is off her tits on moonshine in a bar in Dodge. Thought to be a hybrid of insect and woman, an escapee from the bad batch back in the 30s, she is bagged and boxed by bounty hunters; sold to a laboratory funded offshore by the current Chinese empire. She is to be euthanized but she hits luck. The young scientist set the task of the killing has a secret. He has been inducted into a band of bandits intent on protecting and liberating runaways.Dystopia. Misrule. Pirates, badlands, crossbreeds, cowboys and a big Maori women in charge of a whole town of warriors, the story the skellig tells is one of hope and redemption where hard tech and stainless steel meet legend and myth. Incorporating themes from the Underground Railroad transporting slaves to freedom, wormholes in a bar called the Midnight Express and a raft of characters of true depth, courage and sexiness this is a story where the enemy has no face. Corporate blindness to any kind of suffering and could be called greed.Only a well-orchestrated but desperate run by all concerned-shamans, shapeshifters, runaways, freed hybrids, humans, mutants and transdroids-can offer any chance of liberty. Guided by the starman, the skellig named Gamble, Mukata, Terrence, Bull, Rattlesnake Lil, and Alice in his armoured, all-terrain vehicle, flying his rainbow flag on a fifteen foot high middle-finger to the drone swarms overhead, several thousand individuals run, fly or ride in desperation, followed by a militarized force intent on destruction. Across the river that borders two worlds to the unknown lands of ice and snow, a place of legend may or may not exist and guarded by a mythic race known as the Álfur. It's live free or die trying.

Pilgrim Paths in Ireland

John G. O'Dwyer has walked - or, in the case of Clonmacnoise, cycled - the pilgrim trails of Ireland, from Slieve Mish in the northeast, where Christianity may have had its first dawning in Ireland, to Skellig Michael in the southwest, ...

Author: John G. O'Dwyer

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 1848896395

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 447

In recent times the popularity of the Camino de Santiago has prompted renewed interest in pilgrim walks in Ireland. Increasing numbers now follow ancient Irish pilgrim paths to such holy places as Glencolumbkille, Croagh Patrick, Lough Derg and Glendalough. John G. O'Dwyer has walked - or, in the case of Clonmacnoise, cycled - the pilgrim trails of Ireland, from Slieve Mish in the northeast, where Christianity may have had its first dawning in Ireland, to Skellig Michael in the southwest, where the known world once ended. Each walk description has directions, the degree of difficulty, estimated time and a map. The paths are varied and suited to a range of abilities, from casual ramblers to committed walkers. In each route the author recounts his feelings and experiences, and describes the entertaining and insightful characters he meets along the way.

The Skellig Midnight Edition

THE SKELLIGLy de Angeles & Melaine KnightThe year is 2156.

Author: Ly de Angeles

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979548663

Category:

Page: 152

View: 152

THE SKELLIG Ly de Angeles & Melaine Knight The year is 2156. Dystopia. Misrule. Pirates, badlands, transdrones, cowboys, rebellion. THE SKELLIG is a story of hope and redemption where hard tech and stainless steel meets legend and myth. The skellig's name is Gamble. She's all woman. Most of the time. On the black of the moon she's another creature altogether, a praying mantis. A deal she made, with the soul of earth known as the Grace, a few thousand years ago. Sometimes, over a couple of days, she's a bit of both. A desperate flight north is the only hope for thousands of runaways. Guided by an indigenous and immortal starman, the shape-shifting skellig, a Maori mystic named Mukata and Terrence, a scientist who should be the enemy but is not, they make the journey. Bull and Rattlesnake Lil drive the airstream named the Midnight Express, packed to the rafters with escapees and hybrids. Alice, in his armored all-terrain tank, raises his rainbow pennant on a fifteen foot high middle-finger to the drone swarms overhead. A militarized force behind them is intent on annhialation. Escape is beyond the northern border, accessed only by fording a mighty, raging river and guarded by a mythic race called Alfur. It is live free or die trying.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Skellig Islands ( Ireland ) UF Skellig Rocks ( Ireland ) Skelligs , The ( Ireland ) The
Skelligs ( Ireland ) BT Islands — Ireland NT Great Skellig Island ( Ireland ) Skellig
Michael Island ( Ireland ) USE Great Skellig Island ( Ireland ) Skellig Rocks ...

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

Page:

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The Skellig Story

This compact book is an essential guide to the mystical Skellig islands.

Author: Des Lavelle

Publisher: Irish American Book Company

ISBN: 9780862782955

Category: History

Page: 105

View: 416

This compact book is an essential guide to the mystical Skellig islands. These islands, appearing like two jagged pyramids rising out of the ocean, lie seven miles off the west coast of Ireland. Both entirely uninhabited, the larger, Skellig Michael, contains extensive remains of an Early Christian monastic site. The other island, Small Skellig, is a celebrated bird sanctuary that includes thousands of gannets and the rarely-seen puffin.

Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

The first impression from afar off is of an isolated rock rising out of the sea in a
single cone , like a miniature Peak of Teneriffe ; but on nearer approach the
Skellig is seen to consist of two pyramidal masses of rock , joined together at the
base .

Author: Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Ireland

Page:

View: 763


The Irish Coast Pilot

There are two lighthouses on Great Skellig which bear from each other N . by W .
1 W . and S . by E . I E . 240 yards distant ; but , since the establishment of
Tearaght light , the higher light has been discontinued . A fixed white light is
shown ...

Author: Great Britain. Hydrographic Dept

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Pilot guides

Page:

View: 301


The Forgotten Hermitage of Skellig Michael

This book is a dramatically told and visually stunning account of a ninth-century hermitage discovered on the South Peak of Skellig Michael, an island off the west coast of Ireland.

Author: Walter William Horn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520064102

Category: Art

Page: 111

View: 677

This book is a dramatically told and visually stunning account of a ninth-century hermitage discovered on the South Peak of Skellig Michael, an island off the west coast of Ireland. It is the story, pieced together from fragmentary remains, study, and conjecture, of a man's attempt to live on a tiny ledge some 700 feet above the Atlantic on the outer edge of the European land mass, alone, as close to God as possible, in what is perhaps the ne plus ultra of ecstatic monastic solitude. Richly illustrated with maps, plans, and photographs that capture both the astonishing beauty and isolation of the hermitage, the text also includes reconstruction drawings of the site that combine a surveyor's accuracy with an artist's imaginative response to the hermit who found spiritual refuge on a pinnacle.


Lily Quench and the Lighthouse of Skellig Mor

To get to Skellig Lir, a dreamy, enchanted island that is inhabited by mysterious people with strange powers, Lily Quench and Queen Dragon must brave magic, storms, and Ariane, the rebellious keeper of the lonely lighthouse of Skelling Mor.

Author: Natalie Jane Prior

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141316857

Category: Children's stories

Page: 149

View: 134

In the fabled, magical library of Skellig Lir, Lily Quench hopes to discover a way of closing all Eyestones - magic stones that her enemies plan to use to travel through time and invade Lily's home! On the quest to find the library, Queen Dragon gets trapped on the island of Skellig Mor. But when Lily tries to rescue her friend she is pushed down a cave on the island by Ariane, the devious lighthouse keeper. Ariane disguises herself as Lily and flies off the island on an oblivious Queen Dragon.It is now up to Lily to escape from Skellig Mor and find the answer to the mystery of the eyestones with only the aid of her wits, night-glasses and a magic flying cape...


Skellig Testament

This story is an attempt to understand what drove men to build a monastery on a near vertical pillar of rock off the coast of Ireland.

Author: David Rory O'neill

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781497439344

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 372

This story is an attempt to understand what drove men to build a monastery on a near vertical pillar of rock off the coast of Ireland. The author has sought to use imagination to bring to life the men who were driven to seek this kind of complete isolation. More than hermits, more than any other monks, they chose a life filled with hardship, back-breaking labour and danger. Those results of their efforts that remain are among the best preserved buildings from the period. The Skellig monastery is a world heritage site and rightly so. It is unique and a thrilling place to visit. Even if you don't feel up to the massive climb and a sea-tossed journey by boat, you can still get a feel for the place in the visitor centre at Valencia.

Voices at the World s Edge

For some 700 years after its foundation in the 6th century, the monastery on Skellig Michael off the Kerry coast was home to a vibrant monastic community.

Author: Paddy Bushe

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9781906614355

Category: Poetry

Page: 191

View: 908

For some 700 years after its foundation in the 6th century, the monastery on Skellig Michael off the Kerry coast was home to a vibrant monastic community. For this anthology, Paddy Bushe invited some of Ireland's best-known poets to spend the night among the bee-hive huts, puffins and gannets, and to write of their experience.