County Offaly

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County Offaly

St Manchen (664) founded the monastery here situated on an island surrounded by bog. There is a Church, a Grave Slab, a Holy Wells and Trees as well as 2 Bullaun Stones. His Shrine, a gable tomb-shaped portable reliquary is in the Catholic church in Boher.

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St Mella, St Manchen’s mother, had a cell down the ancient trackway. The enclosure perfectly preserved. There is a 10/11C Church built on the site of her cell.

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see: C O’Brien Stories from a Sacred Landscape ch 12

See also:

Church (1) Church (2) Cross Slab (1) Cross Slab (2) Holy Tree Holy Well Mella's cell (1) Mella's cell (2) Mella's cell (3) Trackway Bullaun Stone 1 Bullaun Stone 2