Glendalough - Glory of Irish Monasticism

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Fra Solanus tells us of the life of one of the great Irish saints, St. Kevin, and the early days of the monastery he founded at Glendalough in the 6th century.

These two videos are part of The History Program series and have been produced by the Franciscans of the Immaculate for Gate of Heaven Radio.

In part one Fra Solanus tells us of the life of one of the great Irish saints, St. Kevin, and the early days of the monastery he founded at Glendalough in the 6th century. Mention is made of his teacher, St. Petroc of Cornwall. The buildings at Glendalough constructed during the time of St. Kevin are examined. Glendalough’s famous School of Learning is looked at in detail.

In the second episode Fra Solanus looks at some of the other features of Glendalough, mostly dating from the later years: chief amongst them is the famous Round Tower. Brief mention is made of the original purpose of the Round Towers, and of the invasion by Danes (Vikings). The life of one of the last abbots, St. Laurence O’Toole, is examined, and brief mention is made of the Norman Invasion.

 

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