Published: March 2005
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

Related Links

Irish Underwater Council
Find Irish dive centers and snorkeling sites or read from the current issue of SubSea, the council's seasonal magazine.

Dive Ireland
A great website for listings of dive centers, clubs, and sites, complete with information about what each provides.

Skellig Michael
Read a brief description of this UNESCO site and find links to learn more about the history of the Skelligs, how to visit, and more.


Downs, Tom. Lonely Planet: Ireland. Lonely Planet Publications, 2003.

Hayward, P. J., and J. S. Ryland, eds. The Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-west Europe. Oxford University Press, 1995.

Miller, Peter J., and Michael J. Loates. Collins Pocket Guide: Fish of Britain and Europe. Harper Collins, 1997.

Malakoff, David. "Cool Coral." Science ( January 10, 2003), 195.

Underwater Ireland: Guide to Irish Dive Sites. Irish Underwater Council, 1994.

NGS Resources

Somerville, Christopher. National Geographic Traveler: Ireland. National Geographic Books, 2004.

White, Mel. "Far Edge of Ireland." National Geographic Traveler (March 2003), 96-104.

LaRoe, Lisa Moore. "The Aran Islands: Ancient Hearts, Modern Minds." National Geographic (April 1996), 118-33.

Fisher, Ron, and others. Majestic Island Worlds. National Geographic Books, 1987.

Crookston, Peter, and others. Discovering Britain and Ireland. National Geographic Books, 1985.

Thomas, Veronica. "The Arans, Ireland's Invincible Isles." National Geographic (April 1971), 544-73.