N5070 : Anchorite Cells

taken 6 years ago, near to Fore, Co Westmeath, Ireland

Anchorite Cells
Anchorite Cells
Fore (Irish: Baile Fhobhair, meaning "Townland of the Spring") is a village, next to the old Benedictine Abbey ruin of Fore Abbey, situated to the north of Lough Lene in County Westmeath.
The village, is situated within a valley between two hills: the Hill of Ben, the Hill of Houndslow, and the Ankerland rise area. There can be found the ruins of a Christian monastery, abbey, church, gates and crosses
Fore is the anglicised version of the Irish name that signifies “the town of the water-springs” and was given to the area after Saint Feichin’s spring or well, which is next to the old church a short distance from where the ruined monastery still stands. It was St. Feichin who founded the ancient Fore Abbey around 630.


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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 509 704 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:40.8772N 7:13.7805W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 509 705
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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