guys it turns out that a monk in a medieval monastery is actually the same as early christian Ireland. Medieval in Ireland is another word for early christian Ireland and not to be with European medieval. I also found this The early medieval history of Ireland, often called Early Christian Ireland,
theyre not the same you actual pleb
Unfortunately not, there are a lot of differences including:
1. There's a bell tower in an Early Christian monastery, there isn't in a medieval monastery.
2. Medieval monasteries contain cloisters, and have an Abbot and an Almoner.
3. Prayers in a Medieval monastery include matins (morning prayers) and vespers (evening prayers).
4. Monks in Early Christian monasteries slept in beehive huts, monks in Medieval monasteries slept in dormitories.
I thought that medieval times, also known as the Middle Ages, are a time between the fall of Rome and the Industrial Revolution?
There is no definite period of the medieval times. In Ireland the early medieval period lasted from about 400 AD to ~1169AD. The later period lasted from ~1169 AD to the 16th Century. I should know, my father is a historian. But there is a different time for the Medieval period in mainland Europe and Ireland, and they are commonly disputed by historians. The common time given for the Middle Ages is the 5th Century to the 15th Century, but for Ireland, periods are usually later. For example, defendable castles were being built in Ireland when houses were being built in Europe. The Middle Ages ended long before the Industrial Revolution.
You are right about the differences between Early Christian and Middles Ages though, I would completely agree with those.