Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ireland: The Monastery

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Do you remember the days where we would watch Robbin Hood and always see Friar Tuck and the rest of the brothers in big brown robes? Well I had a chance to get to see a Monastry nearby Killaloe and was able to see how it was like. This monastery can be said to be quite old and it is also a boarding school for high school students.

Prior to our entry, We headed into the gift shop to just get a few things. There were items such as Home made jam, chocolate, etc. and there were plenty of prayer books & rosarys for sale.

We were fortunate enough that Father Francis was actually waiting for some other guest to see the collection of Russian Paintings portraying Christianity in the early 1900's but the guest didn't turn up. Instead he gave us a tour of it and it was truly beautiful! Sadly, no pictures could be taken as it would spoil the paintings. It is also amazing as there was a secret passage to the room which holds all the art pieces. Certainly its not for public viewing

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The School

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Father Francis





After the tour, Father Francis invited us to stay for Vespers at the church. Vespers is basically prayers and it is held daily in the church. It was really soothing to just sit and listen to the prayers and hymns

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The Church

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I love how the pipe organ is so colorful



As vespers came to an end, We headed to the gardens of the monastery. It is simply a beautiful place as there were so many types of flowers, plants, vegetables, etc which were well taken care off. believe me, It would be a great place to do a photoshoot!

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The Gardens, It contains 4 different levels

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Some of the flowers

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Pretty ain't it?

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God's Amazing Creations

and last but not least:
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A random Jump LOL *no idea whats this for*





So after the Monastry, We headed to a bar to grab some dinner. And as to end this post, I will show you some random things at the bar =)


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Guinness for Strength! Totally!

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Do you get it? LOL

I'll be updating as soon as I can! Stay Tuned!

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