Monastic dwellings (clochán) on Skellig Michael. Source Wikimedia. Image credit Yeats
 
Writing in The Irish Times today Lorna Siggins reports that –
 
MINISTER FOR Heritage Jimmy Deenihan has moved to meet Unesco concerns about the management of Skellig Michael as a world heritage site by publishing a report on 24 years of excavations at the monastic complex. The archaeological stratigraphic report covers excavations between 1986 and 2010 on the island off the Kerry coast. It was published yesterday on foot of a recommendation in a Unesco report of 2007 which was critical of aspects of State management of the seventh-century monastic site.
 

Full article here.