Cill Cheannannach

Aran Islands

On the eastern coastline, look out for the 8th-century Cill Cheannannach church ruins.

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The well-preserved ruins of this stone fort are 200m west of the Cill Cheannannach church ruins; the fort similarly dates from around the 8th century.

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6. Well of Enda

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8. Cill Ghobnait

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This tiny 9th-century church is named after St Gobnait (locally spelt Ghobnait), who fled here from Clare to escape a family feud. Gobnait is the patron…