Aran Inishmore




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High Island

County Galway Connemara

St Fechin founded a monastery on the island in 634. There is an oratory, cells, an enclosure, graves, and several cross slabs, and holy wells.

St Gormgal died on the island in 1017. Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland, is said to have come to him because of his sanctity in order to make his confession.

OS: 37 502 575 marked

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

See also:

a General View (1) a General view (2) Bee-Hive hut and Church Church and Enclosure Cross Slab from Inishbofin ferry High Island Holy Well