Aran Inishmore




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Banraghbaun South

County Galway Connemara

St Columba is said to have founded a monastery here. The place is very exposed on the corner of the Galway coast opposite the Aran Islands. There are some very ancient stones in the burial ground where presumably there was once a church. The place screams with antiquity and has a fantastic appeal. St Columba’s ‘boat’ is just outside the graveyard as is a modern outdoor altar and St Columba’s Well can be found among the rocks at low tide.

OS: 45 978 210 ?

see: Anthony Previte A Guide to Connemara’s Early Christian Sites Oldchapel press 2008

Blocked entrance to graveyard Graveyard Holy Well about centre modern outdoor altar notice the smooth stones St Columba's boat (and sail) View to Aran islands