Gallen Priory

Map Reference: N117238 (2117, 2238)

A monastery was founded at the site of Gallen Priory in 492 by St Michonoge (Canoc or MoChonog). It was burned in 820 but restored by Welsh monks who founded a successful school. There are traces of a 13th century church built for the Augustinians. Only two gables remain into which are built some early cross-inscribed stones. These include a very fine ring-headed cross with some figure carving. There is also a free-standing slab with an intricate interlaced cross, some fretwork and a deer. There is a very fine bullaun stone at the site.

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