Temple na Hoe & Temple na Griffin, Ardfert

Map Reference: Q785212 (0785, 1212)

A short distance north-west of Ardfert Cathedral is the nave of a nave and chancel church known as Temple na Hoe.

There is a fine Romanesque chancel arch of two orders.

In the south wall is a round-headed window with good decoration inside and outside. There is a Romanesque doorway in the west wall.

There are high-pitched gables and the eaves are richly carved, including masks at the tops of the round corner columns. The small church a little further west is Temple na Griffin.

It has a high-pitched roof and a two-light window in the east wall. In the frame of the window in the north wall is a panel depicting two intertwined beasts.

The doorway is in the south wall.

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