A comprehensive, accessible and beautiful book on a unique and fascinating place. With the famous monastic beehive huts, teeming birdlife and spectacular vistas, The Skellig islands invite exploration. Des Lavelle is a leading expert and tour guide with a unique insight into these amazing islands.
‘There were twenty-five hours in my day then ... any job or challenge that the ocean or the harbour might offer was an option.’ From movies to oil rigs, damaged ships to deep-sea diving, running ferries and literally writing the book on the Skellig Islands, discover a unique life lived to the full.
Take a photographic journey around Ireland's coast and explore the landscape, history, heritage and wildlife of the offshore islands. From rugged cliffs thronged with seabirds to tranquil bays, and from quiet strands to bustling villages, Carsten and Richard's words and images bring to life the uniqueness of these small, sea-locked worlds.
The Blasket Islands are famous for their writers, lore and unique location off the south-west tip of Ireland. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to explore the Great Blasket Island, learn its history and discover what has captivated visitors and residents in this special place.
Inishmore, Inishmaan, Inisheer: wild, isolated, starkly beautiful and of great historical importance. A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated introduction to and lasting memento of these unique islands.