Monasteries

Skellig Michael, Kerry. 6th-12th centuries (Sceilig Mhichíl- ‘Michael’s Rock in the Sea’)

This incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site is the early Christian monastery of Skellig Michael. It is located 13 km off the Kerry coastline at an altitude of 600 feet and is one of the most dramatic [...]

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick. co. Down 1177

Inch Abbey was established as a Cistercian house by John de Courcy and his wife Affrica in 1177 as an act of repentance for the destruction of the Abbey at Erinagh. This State Care National [...]

Kilteel Monastic Ruins, Kilteel. co.Kildare – 12th century a.d

This National Monument is located in Kilteel, Kildare's highest village. This 12th century Romanesque chancel arch is unique in Ireland for the fact that it has figure sculpture. You can see Adam and Eve, a [...]

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