Tuamgraney Church

Map Reference: R637830 (1637, 1830)

An early monastery was founded at Tuamgraney by St Cronan who was Abbot of Clonmacnoise and died there in 638. It was plundered in 886 and 949. Cormac O Cillin who died in 966 built the great church and tower.

The western portion of the present church, with its lintelled doorway, may date from his time. The eastern part of the church dates from the 12th century. It has round corner pilasters with decorated capitals.

High up on the east gable is a weathered mask which is said to represent St Cronan. The church is now the East Clare Heritage Centre.

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