R6382 : St Cronan's church, Tuamgraney

taken 14 years ago, near to Tuamgraney, Co Clare, Ireland

St Cronan's church, Tuamgraney
St Cronan's church, Tuamgraney
St Cronan founded a church on this site in the 6th century but was plundered by the Vikings in 886 and 949 and the present church was built shortly after that, with additions in the 12th and 19th centuries. It is said to be the oldest church to be in continuous use in all of Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. Also it is recorded that Brian Boru used this church and provided for its ongoing repairs. This photograph shows the 10th century western part and the ancient door which was used by Brian Boru.
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R6382, 11 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Friday, 27 November, 2009   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 December, 2009
Church doorway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! R 63739 82967 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.8009N 8:32.3720W
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Irish: geotagged! R 63739 82967
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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