Clapper Bridge

I learned about this particular clapper bridge on Antonio's Irishstones website. There are nine early bridges of this type in Ireland, and another fine example of a later 19th century clapper bridge in Bunlahinch, County Mayo. The simple, five span bridge, was built by monks from Duiske Abbey in the 13th century. It provided access to a monastic mill on the opposite of the Duiske River. The bridge was restored in 2013, unfortunately a tree fell on the bridge shortly after restoration. There is a holy well on the opposite bank, about 50 metres south of the bridge.

Bridge with woody debris

Situated: In the centre of the town. On the opposite side of the R703 from the abbey, head south towards High Street. Before the street, there is a gated alleyway between two pubs, walk along the alley to the river.

Discovery Map 68: S 7078. Last visit Jan 2019.

Longitude: 6° 57' 24" W

Latitude: 52° 32' 28" N

Google Map

Photos: Jim Dempsey.

Previous----Home-----Next Page