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Skelligs Haul

Author : Michael Kirby
ISBN : 1843517671
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Off The Skelligs

Author : Jean Ingelow
ISBN : BSB:BSB11162360
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Skelligs Sunset

Author : Michael Kirby
ISBN : UOM:39015064872362
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Skelligs Sunset, a posthumous volume of work in English by Michael Kirby, is the final part in his trilogy of memoir, storytelling and poetry begun with Skelligside (1990) and Skelligs Calling (2003). This remarkable writer, farmer-fisherman and painter was born in May 1906 and died in April 2005. Aside from a three-year sojourn in the United States where he worked on the railroads during the Great Depression, he spent his lifetime in County Kerry. He also wrote eight books in Irish under the name Micheal Ua Ciarmhaic, and from his eyrie in Ballinskelligs bore witness to a world that changed so radically, from the age of the transatlantic cable to the era of the Internet. His lyric poems evoke the sea, wind and landscape of south Iveragh in all its natural beauty. The memoirs, beginning with his schooldays and concluding in his garden, describe characters from fellow storyteller Sean O Conaill to Dan of the Roads, and record night hauls at sea, superstitions, wedding customs, games, pastimes and petty sessions in the Portmagee courts. Folklore and tall tales of courtship, fortune-seeking, gypsy magic and homecoming depict characters from the peninsula and resonate with a piquant humour and imagination. Deep knowledge and a love of the local pervade Michael Kirby's writings. They remind the reader of the wonders and simpler joys in a life that he celebrated with such spirit.
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Skelligs Calling

Author : Michael Kirby
ISBN : UOM:39015058251631
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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About the people, nature, animals, birds and landscape of the Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.
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Skellig Michael

Author : George Beatty
ISBN : 9781401057114
Genre : Fiction
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On its surface Skellig Michael reads like a fast-paced international thriller involving crimes in high office, terrorism threats, espionage, corporate takeover battles, sex, lust, poignant romance, chase scenes, and shootouts. But readers who probe deeper may find the novel more provocative and complex than they initially thought. And in the end they may decide as the protagonists themselves do that the rocky landscape of the novel is a metaphor for life.
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On Celtic Tides

Author : Chris Duff
ISBN : 1429973242
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A sea kayak battles the freezing Irish waters as the morning sun rises out of the countryside. On the western horizon is the pinnacle of Skellig Michael-700 feet of vertical rock rising out of exploding seas. Somewhere on the isolated island are sixth-century monastic ruins where the light of civilization was kept burning during the Dark Ages by early Christian Irish monks. Puffins surface a few yards from the boat, as hundreds of gannets wheel overhead on six foot wing spans. The ocean rises violently and tosses paddler and boat as if they were discarded flotsam. This is just one day of Chris Duff's incredible three month journey.
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Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy

Author : Royal Irish Academy
ISBN : UCBK:C035910871
Genre : Engineering
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Includes also Minutes of [the] Proceedings, and Report of [the] President and Council for the year, separately published 1965/66- as its Annual report.
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The New Seaman S Guide And Coaster S Companion Containing Complete Sailing Directions For Ships Both Outward And Homeward Bound To Which Are Subjoined Copious Tables Of Latitudes And Longitudes Also New Tables Of The Sun S Declination From 1809 To 1824 Improved From The Original Work Of J Chandler By M Downie G Eunson M Mckenzie J Diston The Eighteenth Edition Of The Work And The Fourth Of The New Arrangement

Author : John CHANDLER (of Orford, Pilot.)
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Engineering

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105001411573
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