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.
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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.
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