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Ecclesiastical Sites

in County Cavan.

Drumline Monastic Site
 

Drumline Monastic Site dates from the sixth century, it was founded by St. Mogue the Bishop of Ferns. The round tower rising to a height of 11 Metres is the most striking feature on the site, it dates from the13th or 14th century's, on the outside of it are stone carvings of birds.. The site is beautifully situated between the Lakes of Drumlane and Derrybrick near the village of Milltown.

In the church are a number of interesting stone heads, one is above the door in the west wall and another three are to be seen on the external face of the east window.

Near the church there are a series of earthworks, probably the remains of the twelfth century Augustinian Priory.

Drumlane
Co Cavan
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Saint Killian’s Heritage Centre
 

Saint Killian was a native of County Cavan he was born at Mullagh in 640 AD. He became a missionary to Wurzburg in Germany in 686AD where he was martyred there three years later.

The exhibition is dedicated mainly to Saint Killian including his work and martyrdom it also covers Irish missionary work in Europe in and around the time of Saint Killian. The exhibition contains many photographs, maps, manuscript facsimiles and reproductions, it is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Mullagh
Co Cavan
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Killinagh.
 

Standing on the southern shore of Lough McNean, about three miles from the town of Blacklion, the small church of Killinagh is typically medieval with its triple light east window.

Killinagh
Co Cavan
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Near the cemetery are sixteen bullaun stones (Stones with man made hollows) they are known as St Brigid's Stones. Their exact purpose is unknown, it is thought they may have been used to grind foodstuffs or perhaps dyes, and are credited with having curative properties, it is said they were formerly used as cursing stones. Nearby is a well also named after St Brigid.