A brutal asceticism accompanied the lives of early monks, who clung to life in remote and inhospitable places. The island of Skellig Michael, off the west coast of Ireland, is one such place. Here, near the island’s craggy summit, early Christians built beehive-shaped stone huts that were inhabited by up to a dozen monks for some 600 years.
Skellig Michael also called Great Skellig is a twin-pinnacled crag 11.6 kilometres (7.2 mi) west of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. Wikipedia