Top ten historic tourists attractions to visit in Ireland - PHOTOS
From pre-history, to Christianity to the Vikings and the Normans modern Ireland is built on a rich tapestry of history
In 1996 it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site but it is better known as one Europe's better known but least accessible monasteries. As a site it is very well preserved and the Spartan conditions inside the monastery illustrate the ascetic life of the Irish Christians. The monks lived in "beehive" huts perched over the dangerous cliffs.
Originally published in 2011.