The "beehive huts" on the monastery on the small island of Skellig Michael, off the coast of Kerry, are the most famous examples of medieval monastic cells.  Stone huts ("clochans") were common in the west of Ireland where timber was scarce.  

    Navigatio Brendani 1.10

    occurrērunt obviam, sīcut exāmen apum, ex dīversīs cellulīs, frātrēs.

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