Early Christian Ireland

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Early Christian Ireland

  1. 1. Early Christian Ireland
  2. 2. Early Christian Ireland. (Early 400s AD) • First arrived in the southeast. • Some may have been slaves. • St. Patrick best known; The story of Patrick. • Most Celts were Christian by 600AD. • Celtic life continued as before but druids lost power.
  3. 3. Monasteries : • Remote areas: Skellig Michael Glendalough
  4. 4. Round Towers Clondalkin
  5. 5. Beehive cells (clocháns)
  6. 6. Scriptorium • Manuscripts on parchment or vellum. Book of Kells Cathach
  7. 7. Arts and crafts: • Metalwork • Filigree (Ardagh and Derrynaflan chalices, Tara brooch ) • High crosses (Muireadeach’s Cross in Monasterboice)
  8. 8. Irish monks abroad : • ‘Island of saints and scholars’ • Columcille in Iona • Columbanus in Bobbio Italy.

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