rocky islands, off SW Republic of Ireland, in Co. Kerry, comprising Lemon Rock, Little Skellig, and Great Skellig. Climbing the rocks to the peaks of Great Skellig, also known as Skellig Michael, was part of an ancient means of penance. The island has a lighthouse and ruins of a monastery. Little Skellig is a bird sanctuary.
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Competition spokeswoman Sinead McCoy said: "The images were of an extremely high standard and illustrating the vast character of our coastline from Fanad in Donegal to the Skelligs in Kerry, from dolphins to surfers and from families enjoying a day out at the beach to dramatic seascapes, they captured the essence of the coast.
The Newpark Stud has been home over the years to some of the top stud dogs including Whisper Wishes, Skelligs Tiger, Spiral Nikita, Smooth Rumble and Roanokee, and the current crop includes Confident Rankin (sire of Clares Rocket) Ballymac Eske, Taylors Sky and Holdem Spy.
One of the first references to the skelligs - derived from the word "sceillic," meaning steep rock - apparently occurred in the fifth century.
The shortlisted companies include RollerJam Roller Skate Rinks based in Cork and Limerick, Skelligs Chocolate from Ballinskelligs in Kerry, Roche's Feed from Limerick, O'Neill Oil from Youghal in Cork and CelgenTek Limited from Shannon in Clare for the sponsorship of the Munster Rugby team while Pure Bred Gluten Free from Tullamore in Offaly, Adam & Friends from Dundrum in Dublin, Laundrie from Grand Canal Square in Dublin, Acutrace from Clondalkin in Dublin and Mr Jeffares Blackcurrants from Drinagh in Wexford are the five companies shortlisted for the sponsorship of the Leinster Rugby team.
It has a small but very pretty beach and also happens to be a stone throw's away from Skelligs chocolate factory.
No one bothered him, or called him to the cabin for the talk, "Sea Birds of the Skelligs.
Mae'n gweld miloedd o huganod ar ynysoedd Y Skelligs yn Swydd Ceri ac yn mwynhau bywyd gwyllt morol yr ardal.
Accommodation on our fivenight trip ranged from Dingle's luxurious Skelligs Hotel to basic B&B on Cape Clear, all adding to the rich mix of experiences a trip like this offers.
Accommodation on our five-night trip ranged from Dingle's luxurious From 41 Skelligs Hotel to basic B&B on Cape Clear, all adding to the rich mix of experiences a trip like this offers.
Kerry, Tigin Tailteann stands on an elevated third of an acre site commanding spectacular views of Ballinskelligs Bay, Horse Island, Waterville and Skelligs Bay Golf Clubs.
50 (a dozen half bottles of Berrys' favourites, presented in a Berrys' box) or the Champagne and Chocolate Set, pounds 44 (Berrys' United Kingdom Cuvee Champagne, Grand Cru, and a box of Skelligs chocolate vanilla truffles) are a nice way to introduce a bit of luxury.
Located just 1km from the village (a leisurely 10-minute walk down the hill) it is ideal to use as a base if you want to explore the nearby Kerry way, the Skelligs or just relax on Derrynane beach.