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An Unusual Medieval Grave Marker from Clonmacnoise

A rotary quern stone (hand-mill) for grinding grain which was reused as a grave marker at Clonmacnoise during early medieval…

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Some Early Medieval Grave Slabs at Clonmacnoise

  Founded by St. Ciarán in the 6th century AD, Clonmacnoise is one of Ireland’s most famous early monasteries. Its high…

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The Curious Tale of the Mouse, the Skull and the Saint’s Curse

In 1070 AD[i] the forces of Turlough O’Brien (Toirdhealbhach Ua Briain), king of Munster, raided the great monastery at Clonmacnoise…

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The Lost City of Clonmacnoise

Adrienne Corless Stopping off with my family on the car-journey between Dublin and Galway recently, I had an opportunity to…