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The Skelligs

Talks | Ireland


22 July, 11:30am

‘The Skelligs are pinnacled, crocketed, spired, arched, caverned, minaretted;... I tell you the thing does not belong to any world that you and I have lived and worked in: it is part of our dream world.’

- George Bernard Shaw, 1910

Edward Bourke, OPW archaeologist on the Skelligs 1993 to 2003, on life in the Beehive huts, the strategic importance of the Skelligs monastery, and the lives of later inhabitants of the islands, such as lighthouse keepers and archaeologists. And Star Wars...

Chair: Catriona Crowe, Curator of First Thought Talks.

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