St Manchan's Shrine

Map Reference: N182305 (2182, 2305)

At Boher Catholic Church is St Manchan's Shrine. It is a tomb-shaped reliquary containing the bones of the saint. The gabled wooden box is covered with openwork metal panels similar to those found on the Cross of Cong. It dates from the 12th century. There are also eleven full length human figures perhaps modelled on Romanesque crucifixion figures.There were originally about 50 figures.

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