Temple Melaghlin

The Midlands

This 12th-century historic site has Romanesque Gothic transitional windows that are unique to Ireland. It's also known as the Kings' Church, as seven kings are believed to be buried beneath the structure.

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1. Temple Hurpan

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The remains of an 18th-century temple that is the larger stylistic twin of nearby Temple Doolin.

2. Temple Doolin

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These remains of an 11th-century temple are similar to nearby Temple Hurpan.

3. Temple Ciaran

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The small churches at Clonmacnoise are called temples, a derivation of the Irish word teampall (church). Tiny Temple Ciaran is reputed to be the burial…

4. Temple Kelly

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Only scant foundations remain of Temple Kelly, which dates from 1167.

5. Cathedral

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The largest building at Clonmacnoise, the cathedral was originally built in AD 909, but was significantly altered and remodelled over the centuries. Its…

7. Bullaun

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This bullaun has a diameter of around 0.3m and is located near the southwestern corner of Temple Doolin. It's an ancient grinding stone supposedly used…

8. Clonmacnoise

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Gloriously placed overlooking the River Shannon, 7km northeast of Shannonbridge, Clonmacnoise is one of Ireland’s most important ancient monastic cities…