Extending out precipitously from the Atlantic Ocean about 12 km off the Irish shore, Michael's Rock attracts with its seclusion and vagueness. The isle, often masked with clouds, is a home to mystifying 7th century monastic relics. Little is known about the brotherhood and their customs but the Spartan conditions inside the monastery and the beehive pebble sheds do make you think of the Spartan and deeply- dedicated life of the early Irish Christians. Due to the aloofness, the island is not very popular with visitors and hence exceptionally well- conserved. Do go to indulge in some ambiguity and enigma!