The Seven Churches, Inismor, Aran

Map Reference: L811121 (0811, 2121)

This monument is said to have been founded by St Brecan in the 6th century. Although it is known as the Seven Churches only two of the buildings are definitely churches. Close to these are at least eight other buildings and there are two holy wells and three high crosses associated with the settlement

It centres on a 13th century nave and chancel church known as Temple Bhreacain. This was enlarges from an Early Christian oratory part of which is visible at the NW where part of the gable and one of the antae can be seen. There is a round-headed late medieval dorway ana single-light window in the south wall of the nave. The chancel arch is plain and there are transitional windows in the east gable and the south wall of the chancel.

Nearby is another medieval church known as Teampall an Phoill. This has a pointed doorway and remains of a window in the north wall. The east gable has a narrow trefoil-headed single-light window.

There are several decorated stones scattered throughout the site

Some Carved Stones at the Seven Churches

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