Skellig Rock Little 131m hill, Iveragh NW Ireland at MountainViews.ie
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Skellig Rock LittleHillAn Sceilg Bheag A name in Irish also Small Skellig an extra name in English Ir. An Sceilg Bheag [GÉ], ‘the little rock’KerryCounty in Munster Province, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Red conglomerate, sandstone & mudstone Bedrock
Reachable "On Foot " Y Height:131mOS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83Grid Reference: V26900 61700 Place visited by 2 members. Recently by: finkey86, DavidWalsh Island visited by 3 members. I have visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)I have visited this island: NO (You need to be a logged-in member to change this.)
Small Skellig is home to nearly 70,000 gannets,making it the second largest gannet colony in the world. It is a statutory nature reserve. The public is not permitted to land on the island and there is no public access. The word sceilg is probably an early alternative form of speilic, both derived from Latin spelunca, ‘cave, den’, a word sometimes applied to hermit’s dwellings. The change sp- > sc- probably occurred in the early Christian period when Irish had no native words with p, cf. Ir. Cáisc, ‘Easter’, < Latin Pascha. It is no coincidence that two of the best known and earliest recorded instances of sceilg are at 6th century monastic sites with hermitages, namely Skellig Michael and Templenaskellig near St. Kevin’s Bed at Glendalough.
An Sceilg Bheag is the 1482th highest place in Ireland. An Sceilg Bheag is the second most southerly summit and also the second most westerly in the Iveragh NW area. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1366/