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The most precious gift

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7079.524 (Published 15 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:524
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen

    A few summers ago a good friend and I took an overnight trip to the Skellig Islands, off the coast of Kerry. We had two reasons. Firstly, we wanted to see the huge puffin and gannet colonies, as we are both children of nature. Secondly, as we are both weird dudes and wanted to get in touch with ourselves, where better to do that than in an eighth century monastery on an island on the edge of the world, in the uttermost west, with nothing between us and America but thousands upon thousands of miles of restless ocean.

    On the boat trip …

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