Celtic Christianity Summer School

Monday July 18th – Friday July 22nd

Celtic Christianity: The Irish Tradition 400-1200

Early Irish Christianity exercises a fascination for many modern people, believers and unbelievers alike. This course explores key aspects of the Irish Christian tradition between the fifth and fourteenth centuries. Starting with the belief system of the early Celts it shows how these interacted with Christianity to produce a tradition that was both distinct from and part of the Western Church. It examines liturgy, music, art and architecture of the early Irish church and will feature a number of field trips to sites of monastic and historic interest. It concludes with an assessment of the impact of the religious reforms of the twelfth century on the Irish Church.

The course is taught by members of the monastic community at Glenstal Abbey and participants are welcome to participate in the life and worship of the community during their stay.


450 euros (course commences at 4pm Monday and concludes Friday at 12 noon)

Accommodation is available in our boarding school at a cost of 150 euros for the 4 nights.

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