North and South Kerry

The Iveragh Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula

Illaunloughan Island

County Kerry Iveragh Peninsula

There was a monastery on this tiny island just off Portmagee from 7-9C.The site has been fully excavated. There are 8C oratories and altars (leachta) and a large gable shrine for the relics of the community’s saints; The community were buried close by. White quartz stones and scallop shells were placed on the bones of the saints; this may reflect knowledge of a large scallop shell over the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem.

OS: 83 366 732 ?

See: Jenny White Marshall and Claire Walsh Illaunloughan Island Wordwell 2005

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