DEVENISH ISLAND

Devenish contains one of the finest monastic sites in Northern Ireland.

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Description

A round tower thought to date from the 12th century is situated on Devenish Island, as are the walls of the Oratory of Saint Molaise who established the monastery in the 6th century, on a pilgrim route to Croagh Patrick in County Mayo. It became a centre of scholarship and although raided by Vikings in 837 and burned in 1157, it later flourished as the site of the parish church and St Mary’s Augustinian Priory.

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Additional information

Weight 50 g
Dimensions 400 × 50 × 15 mm
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