2. (Chapter 2) What was the name of the place where the monks copied the books?
3 (Chapter 2) What building was next to the Scriptorium?
4 (Chapter 2) What did the guest house look like?
5 (Chapter 4) Why did the monks grow herbs?
In Celtic monasteries the monks did not live in big buildings, but were usually housed in small cells, houses or cabins - either one or two monks to a cell. The kitchen would have been a separate building and so would the church, the abbot's house, the school, the hospital and the guest house. There would also have been workshops for preparing vellum and inks, a forge to make metal objects, and a garden for herbs.
Draw a picture of a Celtic monastery.
Try to visit a Celtic monastery. These are just a few: Clonmacnoise near Athlone, Kells in Meath, Gougane Barra in Cork Glendalough in Country Wicklow Skellig's Rock in Co. Kerry.
Imagine the day in the life of a Celtic monk. Write a description of what he did from the moment he got up to the time that he went to bed. He might be a gardener, or a copyist or a maker of vellum.
Imagine that you want to tell another monk how to build a Celtic monastery. Write a letter telling how to do it.