Glendalough in Co Wicklow with its famous round tower was one of the most important Christian monastic settlements in Europe.
It is a mystical and beautiful place to visit and is located in the heart of the Wicklow National Park, one of the most scenic areas in Ireland and a magnet for hill walkers.Read More
Skellig Micheal off the Kerry coast is a World heritage site, site of an ancient Christian Monastery and an important wild bird sanctuary.
But it’s more than that, it’s an extraordinary place and although the climb to the top is arduous a visit to Skellig Michael is an experience you will never forget.Read More
Now uninhabited, Scattery was lived in from the time St Senen established a monastery there in 534 until the last Islanders left in 1978.
It fascinating history encompasses monsters, Vikings, the Spanish Armada, invasions that never happened and a small Island community who had a unique approach to death. Not many people go there – you should.Read More
Once a vast ecclesiastical city, the monastic settlements of Clonmacnoise were among the most important in Europe, and left us a rich heritage of archtecture, art and learning.
Its strategic location on the Shannon, dividing the east and west of Ireland, was a perfect place for such a center of learning, but also made it a target warring Irish tribes and later on invaders, and eventually led to its downfall.Read More