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Cill Einne (Church of Enda), Galway

Cill Einne (Church of Enda) - Galway, Republic of Ireland
Cill Einne (Church of Enda)
Inishmore, Galway, Republic of IrelandMap
Aran Islands
+353 99 6 1263
Neighborhood: Aran Islands
Overview

Situated near Kilronan are the remains of a monastery founded by Saint Enda in 490 A.D. on his return from Scotland. The miniscule cells where the monks retired in the evening can still be seen. There were once homesteads here, where the monks worked as blacksmiths, gardeners and scribes. The monks had a quiet lifestyle, which involved praying, interpreting holy manuscripts and fasting. Rumours of this contemplative existence contributed in part to Ireland's characterisation as a land of 'saints and scholars'.

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