Clonmacnois, Cathedral, exterior doorway
ID
 
19
 
Original Country
 
Ireland
 
Region
 
Offaly
 
Community
  
Additional Creators
 
Odo (d. 1485), Dean of Clonmacnois, patron
 
Sorting Title
 
Clonmacnois, Cathedral, exterior doorway
 
Subject
 

Arch (called now the Whispering Arch)of north door of romanesque church with later medieval plaques depicting three figures, St. Patrick, St. Dominic, St. Francis of Assisi; four smaller figures of the evangelists.

 
Century
 
11th, 15th
 
Style Genre
 
Romanesque (church); Gothic (carving)
 
Original Location
 

Clonmacnois, Ireland

 
Specific Location
 

Exterior view, north doorway

 
Historical Context
 

This is the main church at Clonmacnois, which would have been shared by nuns of adjacent community on special occasions. According to Gilchrist, The Archaeology of Mediaeval English Nunneries women normally entered British and Irish churches via the north door.

 
Photo Credit
 
Peter Mancall
 
Image of Clonmacnois, Cathedral, exterior doorway .