Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Archaeology 360: Tullynakill Church, Co. Down

Those of you following our Archaeology 360 video series will know that we first visited the early medieval site at Nendrum [here] and, rather predictably, followed it up with a visit to Mahee Castle [here], just a couple of hundred meters away. For the concluding part of this trilogy (for a trilogy it is!), we visited the slightly less well-known church site at Tullynakill, Co. Down.

 

Tullynakill, although not nearly as well known, is part of the Nendrum story as it took over the former's role of parish church by the late 15th century. While the standing structure is of this date, to a century later, the decorated stonework is all of 17th century manufacture.

 

This is not the first time the Chapples Minor have visited Tullynakill! We were last here in 2015 where I took photographs and they played hide-and-seek [here]. Indeed, the Chapples Minor declared that of all the sites we visited that day, it was the best, but mostly because of the hide-and-seek experience.

 

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