Monaincha Abbey

Map Reference: S169883 (2169, 1883)

On a former island in the middle of Monaincha Bog stands a High Cross and the ruin of a small church. It was probably founded by St Cainnech of Aghaboe but has associations with St Cronan of Roscrea.

The monastery experienced a revival in the 12th century when it became Augustinian. The nave-and-chancel church has a richly decorated Romanesque west doorway and chancel arch.

Fragments of a 12th century High Cross have been re-erected outside the church. Decoration includes horsemen and a Crucifixion.

There may be parts of two different crosses.

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

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