Durrow Abbey

Durrow , Co. Offaly

Durrow Abbey
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About Durrow Abbey

Durrow Abbey in Durrow, Co. Offaly.

St. Colmcille (also known as St. Columba) founded a monastery at Durrow Abbey in the 6th century, and the monastery's scriptorium later produced the 'Book of Durrow', a Latin gospel, now in Trinity College Library, Dublin. On site there is a fine high cross, a holy well, a Georgian mansion and a 19th-century church. Survey work has revealed an extensive early Christian enclosure surrounding the entire site. At present it is possible to park at the gate lodge and take a short walk of around five minutes to the site and there are plans for a visitor centre.


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