Ballinskelligs Augustinian Priory was founded for monks who came to the mainland from Skellig Michael in the 12th Century after numerous attacks by Vikings. The Priory was dedicated to St. Michael, as was Skellig Michael, and the monks adopted the Augustinian rule.
A number of buildings, most from the 15th Century, constitute the priory, among them a rectangular church. The church and other buildings were arranged around a central cloister, which had covered walkways for working and praying. Parts of the cloister and a large domestic hall still survive. There are a number of two-storey tombs in the priory.
About Ballinskelligs Priory (Prioreacht Bhaile an Sceilg)
Irish Antiquities: Ballinskelligs Priory
Journey to Ballinskelligs Priory (Prioreacht Bhaile an Sceilg)
Ballinskelligs Priory is located southwest of the village of Ballinskelligs off the R566, which is located off the N70 between Cahersiveen and Waterville in County Kerry or on minor roads from the town of Portmagee, County Kerry, Ireland.
Wikipedia: Skellig Michael
Ordnance Survey Map (V432651)
Visitors information may be found at the geograph.ie website. General information may be found at the Discover Ireland: Kerry website.
Additional Photos of Ballinskelligs Priory (Prioreacht Bhaile an Sceilg)
Descriptive Sign at Ballinskelligs Priory
Interior of Ballinskelligs Priory
Two-Story Tomb, Ballinskelligs Priory
Graveyard, Ballinskelligs Priory