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“Reasc Monastery”
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Private Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Killarney
Ranked #27 of 73 things to do in Dingle
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

This first millenium Christian Monastery is a part of old Ireland that was swept away by the Normans when they arrived in the early second millenium. Here there stood a monastic community that has only recently been excavated. The settlement was divided in two. Part was reserved for prayer, while the other half worked with the local population. The most important artifact is the pre-Christian stone pillar. It had old Celtic scrollwork. When the Christan monks arrived they superimposed a Maltese cross on it to Christianize it.

5  Thank cashelguy
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

I had seen this is books and learned about it in lectures, but to stand at the spot and see and touch the Riasc Stone myself. What an experience.

1  Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

No much here besides foundations and the Riasc stone which a local jeweler has used in his designs. Spent about 15 minutes walking around reading information about the monks and how the lived

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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Old settlement, lovely area. The pub nearby was nice too and there is a little village not far from here.
Also there is a nice beach down the road from the pub which was great for the kids.

Thank Dave O
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

These peaceful sites are simply that. This is not how ordinary people lived but set aside enclosures for an intensely Christian life of monastic prayer. More Spirit filled than any cathedral

Not hard to find; see the sign on the road.

3  Thank RoseMarigold77
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