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What was a monetary

A place where monks lived

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What is a round tower used for

-A bell tower to call the monks to religious services
-A lookout and hiding space for when the monk and their valuables when the Vikings attacked

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What is a scriptorium used for

Where the manuscripts were copied

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What is the refectory used for

Where the monks had there meals

4

What were beehive huts

Where the monks lived

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What were manuscripts

Books copied by hand

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What did the monks write on

Vellum - calf skin
Parchment - sheep skin

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What did they use to write with

Quill - goose or swan feathers used as a pen

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What was a high cross

Stone cross with biblical scenes

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What was the golden age

When Europe was in the dark age Ireland was in the golden age because it wasn't under the rule of Rome

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What was then dark ages

When Europe was under the rule of Rome and tribes were at war all over the continent

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Name one Christian monastery and the saint associated with it

Clonmacnoise and saint ciaran

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Give one reason why round towers are located in isolated places

Because monastery's where located in isolated places

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Give two reasons why round towers where built

To protect the monks from attackers and to be used for a bell tower to call for religious ceremony's

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Why do you think the entrance to round towers are so high up

So they could get in by a ladder, then take up theta ladder so others couldn't get in

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Name one piece of work produced by the monks from early Christian Ireland

Ardagh challace

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Name one function of an ancient Irish monastery

Used to help the poor

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Mention. Two effects of the coming of Christianity to ireland

No more Druids
Monastery's