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A 10th Century Abbot and His Cats – Monasterboice & Celtic High Crosses
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The Bones of Neamt Monastery – Romania’s Gruesome History Books

A 10th Century Abbot and His Cats – Monasterboice & Celtic High Crosses

It was within these ancient walls that illuminated manuscripts were written by candlelight and biblical stories translated from far-away languages. Monks gathered here together to share knowledge and keep it safe. Once the center for learning and religion in the Irish countryside, the ruins of MONASTERBOICE near Drogheda beckon lovers of […]

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The Bones of Neamt Monastery – Romania’s Gruesome History Books

The six gravediggers sweating in shirtsleeves were respectfully quiet as they heaved shovelfuls of earth high in the air. As they were in the far corner of the graveyard, I wasn’t quite close enough to get a good look at what they were doing – and wasn’t quite sure I […]

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