Clonmacnois, Nun's Church, exterior
ID
 
26
 
Original Country
 
Ireland
 
Region
 
Offaly
 
Community
  
Sorting Title
 
Clonmacnois, Nun's Church, exterior
 
Subject
 

Remains of Romanesque church with main doorway and chancel arch, considered among the finest examples of Romanesque carving remaining in Ireland.

 
Creation Date
 
1026, Rebuilt 1166/7
 
Century
 
11th, 12th
 
Style Genre
 
Romanesque
 
Original Location
 

Clonmacnois, Ireland

 
Specific Location
 

Exterior, view of west doorway and interior chancel arch with decorative carving, including animorphic heads and acrobat figure.

 
Patrons and Others
 

Dearbhfhorgaill, wife of Tighernan Ua Ruairc, king of Breifne; sister of Agnes, abbess of Clonard (Cluain Iraird).

 
Descriptive Notes
 

Alternate names of Clonmacnois include Riaghtalta Kailleach, Kelbyguneth, and Kelbygmieth.

 
Photo Credit
 
Peter C. Mancall
 
Administrator Notes
  
Image of Clonmacnois, Nun's Church, exterior .