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.
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