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County Clare

St Fachnan founded a monastery here at S end of Lough Derg.

St Flannan (639) followed him as abbot.

Beside St Flannan’s cathedral is a 12C church.

There is a High Cross inside the Cathedral that once stood in Kilfenora (qv).

There is also an Ogham stone with, unusually, both Ogham and Runic writing on it. There is a Holy Well in the garden of the AIB bank opposite.

OS: 58 701 729 marked

St Molua (606) founded a monastery on Friars Island in the Shannon; the church has been moved to Killaloe which is named after him = Cill-da-lua.

The chancel part of the church may have been built to house a relic of St Molua; its stone roof is original.

OS: 58 704 729 marked

See also:

1 St Flannan's church (1) 1 St Flannan's church front view 1 St Flannan's church rear view 1 St Flannan's interior 2 Cathedral High Cross detail 2 Cathedral 2 font detail 2 Font 2 Holy Well 2 Stone with Ogham script 2 Stone with runes 2 The Cathedral. High Cross 3 St Molua's church (1) St Molua's Church (2) St Molua's Church interior