Many different monks have lived in Ireland, belonging to a wide range of orders. They have lived in many places, such as Glendalough, Clonmacnoise, Melifont and lots of others. There are still many monks living in Ireland today. Historically many monks created what have now become great treasures that can be seen in Irish museums today. They taught many people and people came from other parts of Europe to learn, giving Ireland the name "The Land of Saints and Scholars". Many also went to other places as missionaries to spread the Christian faith.
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Charlemagne was the most powerful leader in western Europe in his time. He was crowned Emperor in the year 800.
Alfred the great
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