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Kilmacduagh Round Tower Gort, Co. Galway Located in a monastic complex of medieval churches, a cathedral, cemetery, and Glebe House.

Capela dos ossos St. Francis Church, Évora, Portugal In the 16th century, there were more than 40 monastic cemeteries in the city of Evora. They took up too much space and it was necessary to seize the land for other purposes. The creative and sinister solution of Franciscan monks was to extract the bones and use them to "decorate" a chapel. It is estimated that they used the bones of more than 5,000 monks, among skulls, tibias, vertebrae and femurs, coating and ornamenting walls and…

View of Christ Church Cathedral: Dublin was captured by Norman's in 1172 and soon afterwards, at the instigation of Norman knight Richard 'Strongbow' de Clare, the cathedral was re-built to resemble its present form. The grand Romanesque building, including the vast crypt (the oldest remaining structure in Dublin), was completed in 1240. Strongbow's tomb is on display in the cathedral.