Ireland: high crosses and a round tower
The main reason why we travel to Ireland and Scotland this year is to study Celtic Christianity and Spirituality. Today, we had a chance to visit one of many medieval monasteries in Ireland. The information posted above provides a good explanation about this place.
The tall round towers were used as bell towers to call people to prayer. They also helped pilgrims find monastic sites on their way to a holy place. Many of them are damaged, often by lightening.