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by David Rory O'Neill (Goodreads Author)
This story is an attempt to understand what drove men to build a monastery on a near vertical pillar of rock off the coast of Ireland. The author has sought to use imagination to bring to life the men who were driven to seek this kind of complete isolation. More than hermits, more than any other monks, they chose a life filled with hardship, back-breaking labour and ...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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An inspired journey into the cusp of early seventh-century Ireland, this novella is also a finely researched work of historical fiction. The boy who would become Brother Edan tells the story of his days on earth, and how he was pulled by an internal force as strong as the sea to lead a monastic life of isolation on the small craggy isle of Skellig, off the south-west tip of county Kerry. The book is enhanced by photographs of Skellig, its topography and the well preserved cells where this colony ...more
Born and raised in Belfast until troubles and tribal violence drove him away, David grew to be a non-conformist wanderer. He found peace and his true calling as a storyteller in the Irish tradition and now lives in a vast art and book filled house on the side of the Galtee mountains in Ireland. Beloved-Brigitte and a cat with issues called Bobby, share his life here. David Rory O'Neill has written ...moreMore about David Rory O'Neill...