Arnaldo Pomodoro’s sculpture : Sphere Within Sphere (Trinity College)
Christchurch Cathedral Archway
Ireland monastic period From 6th to 11th century
Saint Patrick arrived in Ireland in the 5th century and converted the Irish people to christianity. Celtic tribes from Europe arrived in Ireland around 700 BC.
In 795 vikings from Norway and Danemark arrived in Ireland. They raided monasteries. They settled from 841.
Saint Kevin founded Glendalough monastery in the 6th century. (Wicklow County) Saint Kevin and the Black Bird
Glendalough monastic site - Gateway
Glendalough - Cathedral - 10th/11th century
Glendalough Round Tower - 10th century Entrance door - 4 meters high
Glendalough - Saint Kevin’s Church - 11th century
Clonmacnoise monastic site (Offaly County) Saint Kieran founded Clonmacnoise monastery in 545.
Clonmacnoise - Celtic Crosses - 9th century
Clonmacnoise monastic site - Cathedral - 10th century
Bas-reliefs representing St Dominic, St Patrick and St Francis - 15th century
The book of Kells is a magnificent illuminated book dating back to the 9th century. It is a masterpiece of the art of medieval illumination once called “the most precious object of the western world”. It contains the four Gospels of the New Testament.
The book of Kells is kept at Trinity College in Dublin.
Folio 5r contains a page of the Eusebian Canons. Book of Kells From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Folio 7v contains an image of the Virgin and Child. This is the oldest existant image of the Virgin Mary in a Western manuscript. Book of Kells From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Folio 27v contains the symbols of the Four Evangelists (Clockwise from top left): a man (Matthew), a lion (Mark), an eagle (John) and an ox (Luke). Book of Kells From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Folio 291v contains a portrait of John the Evangelist. Book of Kells From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Book of Kells, (folio 292r), circa 800, showing the lavishly decorated text that opens the Gospel of John. Book of Kells From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Folio 32v shows Christ enthroned. Book of Kells From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Folio 34r contains the Chi Rho monogram. Chi and rho are the first two letters of the word Christ in Greek. Book of Kells From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A beautiful wild area with mountains and lakes Connemara (Galway County)
Connemara National Park
Kylemore Abbey (1860 - 1867)- a benedictine abbey
Cut peat is then transformed into peat briquettes and used as fuel in chimneys and stoves.
The Burren (Clare county) A limestone plateau
Village of Ballyvaughan
A thatched pink cottage - Doolin
Doonagore Castle - The Burren
Cliffs of Moher (8 kilometers long, 180 meters high)