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St Donard (d 507) is said to have founded the monastery at Maghera. He lived as a hermit on the top of nearby Slieve Donard and used the stonework of prehistoric cairns for his cell and his oratory. There are 2 cross slabs, a round tower and church built on the early foundations.

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Cross Slab Cross Slab Site of cell on top of Slieve Donard Church exterior.jpg Church interior.jpg Cross Slab.jpg Round Tower stump.jpg Slieve Donard from the church