• Traveling the Path of Early Books

To the Coast we go!

This morning we left Glendalough. It was sunny when we left, which was really unusual so it was almost a shame to leave! But we hopped on our bus and traveled down to Avocado to tour the weaving mill. The tour was very interesting and the woolen items they wove were beautifully designed and warm! Almost everyone bought something from the gift shop, mainly black and yellow wool socks :)

After our tour was over, we went to the town of Clonmacnoise where we investigated some renown high crosses and walked through an ancient monastery. It is said that St. Kieran was buried there and the ancient monestary, lying along the River Shannon, was a stop on the pilgramage of many Irish Catholics. There were a few round towers within the confines of the monestary, indicating that it was highly used in its time. The view from the ruins was beautiful. Ill post a picture :)

We then arrived safely at our apartments in Galway, Ireland. Galway is located on the ocean so the view from our apartments are beautiful! Tomorrow we are visiting a market and taking a walking tour of the beautiful city of Galway. We have also been hard at work making our books. We have compiled the information we learned from the various libraries and museums we have visited, and created our own works. They all look wonderful so far and I can not wait to see more.

Anne

Avoca weavers
Round tower in St. Kieran's monestary
Medieval Castle Ruins
Cathedral at St. Kieran's monestary