Church Island

Valencia Harbour , Co. Kerry

Church Island
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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.


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