So you’ve been thinking that the year 1130 is pretty good — and thinking that you “were at a monastery but left…”… there’s a pretty good reason for that. Apparently there was a big Church shakeup in the 12th century, spanning over much of the century, starting as early as 1101.

Check out this review:

Basically before 1100, the churches in Ireland were isolationist and supported by the noble families. Then in the 12th century the church tried to restructure them to a more Norman / Roman view of diocese and stuff.

You can also see that here:

But this book argues the opposite:

At any rate, there was a lot happening in Irish Churches then.