Thursday, June 17, 2010

Donaghmore Church, Round Tower, and cemetery, County Meath, Ireland

We happened upon the remains of this church, round tower, and cemetery as we were passing through Meath on the road from Galway to Drogheda. A monastery was reputedly founded here by St. Patrick in the 5th century. The round tower dates to the 11th century. The stone edifice with the archway is all that remains of the 16th century church. Although there are some contemporary graves, little remains of the identities of the early interred.

All Photographs Copyright© Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman
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