Church Island

Valencia Harbour , Co. Kerry

Church Island
get listed

Get Listed

Help your customers find you.


About Church Island

Church Island in Valencia Harbour, Co. Kerry.

Church Island contains the remains of an early christian settlement from the 8th century, possibly for just a single monk. There is the ruins of a square house, a beehive hut (clochan) and corbel-vaulted oratory.

During excavations, a cross inscribed with Ogham writing was discovered, however the script appears to have been added at a later date.

Image © Copyright Linda Bailey and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons.

Review or comment on Church Island