Saint Patrick's Journey
Previous Page


A wheen o Airish fowk becum monks. The' leeved simple lives giein aa thair time as sarvints o God.

Tha monks leeved in wee abbacies bigged o wuid an theekkit. Thair wus nae stane biggins in thaim days – an roon tooers jist cum in later. Tha monastries haed a kirk, a scriptorium that wus a place fur scrievin an a dinin ruim knowed as a ‘refectorie'. Tha monks slep in wee huts shaped lake bee skips an caad ‘cells'.

Tha monastries becum schuils o lairnin an pit oot wunnerfu airts an crafts forbye. Some monks left Airlan tae gang ower seas as missionaries an tae set up monastries. Ye can aye visit tha sites o monie important monastries in Airlan theday lake Devenish, Monasterboice an tha waa-heids at Nendrum.



Image bank
Next Page

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.