When the Barbarians kicked in the door of the Roman Empire and all hell broke loose, the world turned to a small island on the edge of the earth for safety. The Dark Ages was a time when it seemed … Continue reading Christianity: Ireland’s greatest export?
The monks main duties were of course…prayer. Most monasteries would have between 6-8 services a day. When monks were not in prayer, they were usually found on the farm, milking, ploughing and planting crops. However, Irish monks were particularly known … Continue reading Early Christian Ireland’s Top 5 Monastic Works of Art
AWWW YEAH step right up ladies and let me introduce you to Early Irish monks and monasteries! Sorry to get your hopes up but this pious dude has taken a vow of chastity! In the 6th Century and after, many … Continue reading Early Irish Monasteries
It has been established that Ireland before Patrick was a Pagan country. This meant that the Irish people believed in many Gods, much the same as the Romans did before Constantine converted the Empire. Irish people looked to the Druids as … Continue reading The Coming of Christianity
As you may know by this stage, Patrick (Paddy) is believed to have brought Christianity to the Irish people in the year 432 AD. Here at The Áed, we look at 5 things about Patrick that you may not have … Continue reading Paddy Englisman, Paddy Irishman & Paddy Welshman?: The impact of a Welshman in Ireland