This is what an Irish monastery looked
like from the air. We know that the monks who lived here were
worried about being attacked by the Vikings. Look at the picture
and describe what the monks had built to defend themselves.
The round tower was a very important
building, but there was another building which was special for
the monks. Can you see it? What do you think it is?
Do you think the monastery was built
by a lot of people, or very few people? Explain your answer.
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