D3115 : St Patrick's graveyard and former friary Glenarm

taken 18 years ago, near to Glenarm, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

St Patrick's graveyard and former friary Glenarm
St Patrick's graveyard and former friary Glenarm
Robert Bissett donated land after Pope Eugenius VI authorised the archdeacon of Connor to establish a Franciscan Third Order Regular friary in 1445 that was finally established in 1465. What remains of the friary is not easy to interpret and archaeological investigations in the summer of 2005 revealed that the friary was larger than previously thought, with evidence of outbuildings uncovered beneath the vestry. The earliest inscription on the grave stones dates from 1641 and there are at least two other memorials bearing dates prior to 1700. An act of parliament of 1698 banned burials within the confines of a dissolved monastery but this ruling was ignored. Permission to build the 'new' church was granted in December 1759 but it was not built for some years and a parliamentary report of 1768 noted ‘a very good new church’ in Glenarm but the church was finally consecrated in 1769. Work on the new church appears to have started in early 1763, the majority of it undertaken by a stonemason named William McBride. Some documents mistakenly state that the spire was a later addition.
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D3115, 141 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Thursday, 7 September, 2006   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! D 3102 1533 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0965N 5:57.2949W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! D 3101 1531
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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