Tag: ireland

The monastic Island, Skellig Michael founded in the 7th century, for 600 years the island was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. It is one of Europe's better known but least accessible monasteries.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan

Ireland Feels the Force in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Final Scene

An island off Ireland’s south west coast is wowing audiences at screenings of Star Wars:  The Force Awakens. Unveiled in the film’s closing minutes, this closely guarded secret ending to Episode 7 was filmed in September 2014 on Skellig Michael Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since 1977, the record-breaking movie franchise has travelled through many galaxies, […]


Unseen University Meets Trinity College Dublin

If the late and lamented author Terry Pratchett will be remembered for one thing in academic circles, it may be his take on higher education, as practiced at the “Unseen University”. Okay, having an orangutan as a librarian might just be a little strange, but this is Pratchett. Now Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is to […]


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