Sunday, 27 September 2015

Return to Fore in Co. Westmeath

St. Benedictine Priory circa 1200


Amazing what a change of light has done
to this shot of the priory


In the foreground the pre norman structure of St Feichin's Church
pronounce Feichin as Fekkin.

The building with stone tower further up the hill is the anchorites chapel, which is an extension to the hermits cell which was occupied up until the 17th century

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6 comments:

  1. A lovely place that must breathe history and atmosphere!

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    1. Yes, it is very tranquil and the village of Fore is quite small.

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  2. *How did you manage to get a photo of the Benedictine monastery in the 13th century?

    ;o)

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    1. I am a time traveller of course, surprised that you didn't know that ! :) :)

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  3. This has cleared up a long standing misconception I've entertained since first visiting Ireland.
    St Feichin...All these years I've been thinking they were being rude.

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    1. An easy error for visitors to make Adrian when Irish (Gaelic) is used with
      English :)

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