Tourism Ireland highlights some of the country’s most Christian areas

As Ireland prepares for the arrival of Pope Francis this weekend, Tourism Ireland has a crafted a look at Ireland’s most popular Christian heritage areas.

A long history with Catholicism, Ireland has so many different spots that offer a unique look into the religion’s past.

Monastic sites like Glendalough, Skellig Michael and Clonmacnoise offer a look into what the lives and settlements of monks was like.

Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael

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The Book of Kells, housed at Trinity College in Dublin, highlights the passion that the faithful had for Christianity so long ago.

The Book of Kells

The Book of Kells

You can learn about Ireland’s patron saint St. Patrick by tracing his footsteps around the country, or by visiting his final resting place at Downpatrick.

St. Patrick's final resting place

St. Patrick's final resting place

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