L8112 : Na Seacht dTeampaill (Seven Churches), near Onaght, Inishmór (Árainn), Aran Islands, Co. Galway

taken 5 years ago, near to Onaght, Bungowla and Cill Mhuirbhigh, Galway, Ireland

Na Seacht dTeampaill (Seven Churches), near Onaght, Inishmór (Árainn), Aran Islands, Co. Galway
Na Seacht dTeampaill (Seven Churches), near Onaght, Inishmór (Árainn), Aran Islands, Co. Galway
This site comprises not seven churches but probably about two plus remains of monastic houses and some fragments of a high cross from the 8th or 9th century. The site is also sometimes known as Dísert Bhreacáin. There were two holy wells here but they have been enclosed.
Inishmór (Árainn), Aran Islands
Inishmór or Inis Mór or Inishmore or Árainn is the largest of the Aran Islands (Oileáin Árann). In Irish it means Big Island and the Irish language remains the first language of the islanders. There are many variants of the spelling of the name in both Irish and English, some of which are shown here. The islands are located at the mouth of Galway Bay, off the west coast of Ireland.

Inishmór has a population of around 900 people. In size it is approximately about 14km long by 3.8km wide. It is the most visited of the islands and has many historical sites as well as being famous for Aran sweaters. Not all sweaters sold on the island are made on the Aran Islands, so buyer beware! The main village or town is Kilronan (Cill Rónáin) which has a number of shops, pubs, a small supermarket and other facilities. There are a number of pubs on the island and traditional music can often be heard in them. The island can be reached by various ferries and by air.
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L8112, 16 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Islands  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! L 810 120 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.7606N 9:46.6669W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! L 810 120
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Churches (Ruined)  Monastic Houses (Ruined) 

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