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Early Christian Ireland

Oratory a small church
Beehive huts small stone huts where monks lived
Round tower tall towers built in Irish monasteries used for storage or as places of refuge or used as belfries
The Book of Kells a famous Irish manuscript produced by monks
Filigree the art of twisting and weaving gold wire
High Crosses decorative crosses made by the monks
Abbot the monk in charge of the monastery
Scriptorium a special room in a monastery where manuscripts were copied
Refectory the dining room
Scribes monks you produced hand-written copies of manuscript
Vellum Calfskin used for manuscripts
Parchment Sheepskin used for manuscripts
Quill A tail feather of a goose or a swan used to write with
St. Columbanus A missionary monk who founded a monastery in Luxeuil in France
St. Colmcille Founded monasteries in Durrow and in Iona (an island off Scotland).
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