J5074 : Ruined church, Movilla Abbey, Newtownards (2)

taken 11 years ago, near to Drumhirk, Newtownards and Conlig, Northern Ireland

Ruined church, Movilla Abbey, Newtownards (2)
Ruined church, Movilla Abbey, Newtownards (2)
The interior of the roofless ruin was used for burials.
Movilla Abbey, Newtownards


The site dates back to the 6th century and a monastery founded by St Finian. It was attacked and plundered by the Vikings in the 9th century before being re-founded in the 12th century as an Augustinian Abbey.
The ruined church is of 13th century origin, rebuilt in the 15th century. The grounds include a graveyard in use until very recent times.
Now, unfortunately, surrounded by suburban housing.

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Thursday, 11 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 503 744 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.7498N 5:40.4892W
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Irish: geotagged! J 503 744
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