Temple Connor

Medieval Church

Temple Connor is often ignored by tourists visiting Clonmacnoise due to it being greatly modified and bearing a modern looking roof. Like Temple Melaghlin, Temple Connor was a burial place of Kings, in this case the O'Connors of Connaught. Most of the latter churches at Clonmacnoise were royally sponsored. Built in the 11th century by Cathal O' Connor, it has many transitional features dating to c.12th century. The church has been used for Anglican services since the 18th century and still has regular services.

Situated: Located on low ground north of the cathedral between the round tower and Temple Finghin.

Discovery Map 47: N 0093 3072. Last visit March 2011.

Longitude: 7° 59' 10" W

Latitude: 53° 19' 36"  N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey and Deb Snelson.

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