The Nuns' Church, Clonmacnois


Map Reference: N015309 (2015, 2309)

The Nun's Church stands a short distance away from the main collection at Clonmacnois.



This church was erected in the 12th century under the patronage of Dervorgilla who was abducted by Dermot McMurrough and thus became indirectly responsible for the Norman invasion.



The decoration of the doorway and chancel arch of this church is considered to be some of the finest Romanesque art in Ireland.

















For details of other Decorated Romanesque Doorways & Arches click on the links below

Kilmore Cathedral, Co Cavan Dysert O’Dea, Co Clare Killaloe Cathedral, Co Clare White Island, Co Fermanagh Annaghdown Cathedral, Co Galway Clonfert, Co Galway Tuam Cathedral, Co Galway Aghadoe, Co Kerry Ardfert Cathedral, Co Kerry Kilmalkedar, Co Kerry Castledermott, Co Kildare Kildare Cathedral, Co Kildare Freshford, Co Kilkenny Ullard, Co Kilkenny Killeshin, Co Laois Timahoe, Co Laois Rahan, Co Offaly Cashel, Co Tipperary Donaghmore, Co Tipperary Kilcash, Co Tipperary Monaincha, Co Tipperary Roscrea, Co Tipperary St Saviour’s Priory, Glendalough, Co Wicklow



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