Clonmacnoise Excursion

Sherwood Harrington
August, 2006

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Saint Kieran's Chapel.
Kieran (pronounced KEER-un) was the founder of the city of Clonmacnoise at the intersection of the River Shannon's north-south thoroughfare and a glacial esker's east-west natural roadway across the island.  This, reputedly, is the remains of his hut, or chapel.  The floor's flagstones are recent; farmers had dug so many hands full of dirt from within the walls to spread on their fields for blessing that the walls themselves were in danger of collapse.

Clonmacnoise, Kieran's chapel