- Situated near Kilronan are the remains of a monastery founded by Saint Enda in 490 A.D. on his return from Scotland. The miniscule cells where the monks retired in the evening can still be seen. There were once homesteads here, where the monks worked as blacksmiths, gardeners and scribes. The monks had a quiet lifestyle, which involved praying, interpreting holy manuscripts and fasting. Rumours of this contemplative existence contributed in part to Ireland's characterisation as a land of 'saints and scholars'.
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