August 8, 2018
This is one of the many grave markets in the cemetery that surrounds the quaint fishing village of Ardmore, Ireland. The cemetery here is quite large, and this is but a a small slice of the cemetery at the St. Declan Monastery. The seaside town's claim to fame is that Christianity came to Ireland here first in A.D. 416-15 thanks to St. Declan - years before St. Patrick. The site holds one of Ireland's finest examples of a round tower that is perfectly intact, 97 feet above an evocative graveyard and a ruined church which is noted for the faint remains of some early Christian carvings on it west facade. The monastery was established in 12th century. More photos of this amazing and very ancient site are coming in the future.
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