County Clare

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County Clare

St Cronan founded the monastery here in the 7C. Tucked away in a little hollow is a delightful small pre-12C oratory, later rebuilt with Romanesque sculpture.

There are two tomb-shrines here with two sloping side sides and triangular shaped- pieces on the ends with a space for the pilgrim to put his hand in and touch the place where the saint is buried. The large plain tomb is said to be that of St Cronan. There is a Holy Well nearby, if you can find it, and also a Cross shaft and base to the NW.

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See also:

Arrival Holy Well Oratory and tombshrine Oratory exterior view (1) Oratory exterior view (2) Oratory from other tomb Oratory internal view (1) Oratory internal view (2) Romanesque sculpture St Cronan's tomb (1) St Cronan's tomb (2) St Cronan's tomb (3) Tomb no 2 (1) Tomb no 2 (2) View from the well