Archaeology 360: Kilmacduagh Monastery. Part II: The Glebe House & Temple Mary

Following my visiting O'Heyne's Church [here] I moved on to some of the other sites of Kilmacduagh. First stop was to the Glebe House and then to the ruin of Temple Mary. The Glebe House is believed to have been the Bishop's residence and was restored some years ago. With the key, borrowed from a nearby resident, the visitor can venture inside and explore building. Although the rooms are bare, it is worth making the effort to see the remarkable oak carpentry work that went into recreating the floors and the roof.

Across the road and over the wall is the simple, but quite beautiful church known as Temple Mary. It dates to the 13th century, but incorporates stones from an earlier church on the site [Irish Stones]

I’ve compiled the tour into a consecutive YouTube playlist [here], or you can access each video clip individually:

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