Monday, July 4, 2016

Reask Monastery

Just a few miles the other side of Gallarus Oratory are the ruins of the 6th-7th century Reask Monastery. For ruins, I'd say they are quite tidied-up. Most of the buildings would have been corbaled, beehives, and they are gone, but their foundations and lower walls remain, as well as the sort-of roundish enclosure and stone fence that divided the sacred bits from the profane bits (where the monks lived, ate, and worked. The Reask Stone has beautiful spiral designs. I think I'll just let the pix speak for themselves.

Sacred, left; profane, right; wait, no...


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