Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paddy's Day at medieval 'village of the monks,' Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland! 2011


Happy Paddy's Day from Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland!
looking out over the bridge before the parade
The crowd starts to gather
The 1st of 12 Cistercian monk statues due to be placed around Graignamanagh makes his debut.
He'll be found returning to Duiske Abbey after working in the surrounding fields.
Would our monk perhaps have had a cart like this?
This one might be a little small!
The monks may have loved to have a contraption like this!

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But they might have been unimpressed by these machines!

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After the noise of the big fella, a nice relaxed pint is called for! Maybe our monk isn't on his way back to the Abbey- perhaps he's on his way to the pub now, like many of us. It is time for some music & chatter! Happy St. Patrick's Day from Graignamanagh!

PS: The Graignamanagh Historical Society will be giving a talk on the ''Medieval Stone Carvings of County Kilkenny'' on Fri 25 March, 8pm in the Graig library.

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