From Newgrange we went to Old Mellifont Abbey, which is basically an Abbey in ruin from the 12th century that is special because it’s the first that used the cross shaped chapel area (that they know of).
There was a tiny tiny visitor’s center with a little museum area talking about the architecture, and the history of the place. Basically it was built onto over hundreds of years before being abandoned after some battle in… the 1600s? Or thereabouts. So there’s lots of different kinds of architecture.
I don’t remember what this bit was called, but it stood apart from the main ruins.
Which are these. Mostly.
These little details that you can still make out were so neat.
Sitting in what remains of a stairway! Look how narrow @.@
I want one of these in my yard.
I like this pic, ‘cause just mins after E gave me this “wtf kind of pose is that” look, she did the same thing.
But she’s crazy.
The other side of the roundish thing. The picture I took of the map says it’s the “lavabo.”
We were really excited to actually be able to touch things. So we did.
I really wanted to climb all over everything, buuuut since the visitor’s center was within view I restrained… barely.
Whatever we could jump in and out of though, we did. This is either the cellar… or the crypt.
And then we moved on!