The quiet life: Behind the scenes at Limerick's Glenstal Abbey

The quiet life: Behind the scenes at Limerick's Glenstal Abbey View Gallery
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A new photo book gives a glimpse inside the Limerick Benedictine monastery, with its botanical splendour and simple life of praying, baking bread and serving the community

‘It’s sort of a Beatrix Potter version of what a monastery should be,” says Fr Mark Patrick Hederman of Glenstal Abbey, Through the Seasons, a new book chronicling the inner workings of the Limerick Benedictine monastery.

“It’s like an extended calendar allowing people to see how the other side lives.”

That calendar-style beauty is thanks to the photography of Valerie O’Sullivan. Having created successful photo books of Kylemore and Glencairn Abbeys, O’Sullivan and...

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