09 July 2013

#266 Dublin, Ireland

The Skellig Islands (IrishNa Scealaga), once known as the Skellocks, are two small, steep, and rocky islands lying about 13 km west of Bolus Head on the Iveragh Peninsulain County KerryIreland. They are famous for their thriving gannet and puffin populations, and for an early Christian monastery that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Skellig Michael (IrishSceilig Mhichíl), or Great Skellig (IrishSceilig Mhór), is an island (the larger of the two Skellig Islands) in the Atlantic Ocean, 11.6 km west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County KerryIreland. A Christian monastery was founded on the island at some point between the 6th and 8th century, and was continuously occupied until its abandonment in the late 12th century. The remains of this monastery, along with most of the island itself, were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 1996.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1996

Date of Issue: May 2, 2013 | Europa 2013 "The Postman Van"
The stamp depicts two postmen, one on his bicycle and the other pushing a post trolley.

Thank you, Monika !

Her blog: http://monikuchaspostcards.blogspot.ie/

Sent on: July 4, 2013
Received on: July 9, 2013

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