A masterly overview of the stories, places, images, traditions and continuing practices spanning religious living in Ireland from the earliest times. It contains explorations of the early megalithic sites like Brú na Bóinne, the enchanted lake of Loch Gur, midsummer fires at St John’s Eve, and fascinating insights into the mindset and attitudes of the people of Ireland from long before Celtic spirituality came on the scene until the present day where remnants and survivals of those earlier times can still be discerned among the people.
Glenstal Abbey is home to a community of Benedictine monks in County Limerick, Ireland, and is a place of prayer, work, education and hospitality. The monastery sits alongside a popular guesthouse and a boarding school for boys, housed within a 19th century Normanesque castle amidst five hundred magnificent acres of farmland, forest, lakes and streams. more