Medieval Church

On Inishnee Island stands the ruin of a small early medieval oratory dedicated to St Mathias. All that remains of the oratory are the south wall and the low scant remains of the other walls. There is a flat lintelled doorway in the centre of the south wall and an ambry is present in the interior of the wall. To the northeast of the oratory is a ruined leacht mounted with a badly worn cross slab. The views toward the twelve bens from here are simply stunning. Although the island is now accessible by bridge, Inishnee still exudes a wonderful timeless atmosphere.

Situated: From Roundstone head north on the R 341 then after 2.5k take a right turn for Inishnee. Follow the road for 4 kilometres keeping left at the fork.

Discovery Map 44: L 7411 4016. Last visit April 2012.

Longitude: 9° 53' 34" W

Latitude: 53° 23' 48" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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