N8056 : Yellow Steeple

taken 3 years ago, near to Baile Atha Troim and Newtown Trim, Meath, Ireland

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Yellow Steeple
Yellow Steeple
St. Mary's Abbey in Trim, County Meath, is a former Augustinian Abbey dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. The abbey was situated on the north bank of the River Boyne, opposite Trim Castle, on land given to St. Patrick who is often credited with founding the abbey. The abbey was a prominent pilgrimage site, famous for the healing power of its statue of the Virgin Mary, until its dissolution under Henry VIII during the Reformation. Little remains of the abbey except for the Yellow Steeple, the ruin of the abbey bell tower named for the yellow colour reflected by the stonework in the setting sun, and Talbot's Castle, an abbey building converted to a manor house. A National Monument of Ireland.

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N8056, 124 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 24 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! N 803 569 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.3857N 6:47.3256W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! N 802 567
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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