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Conwal Grave Slab
 

County

Donegal

Coordinates

N 54° 56' 30.6"   W 007° 46' 57.6"

Nearest town

Letterkenny

Grid Ref.

C 13977 10498

Map No.

6

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

21

Date of visit

Saturday 4 June 2011

GPS Accuracy (m)

7
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The massive stone plinth of Conwal. The green and ivy shape in the background is the early medieval church.


This is the site of an early ecclesiastical settlement probably dating to the 7th century when St. Fiachrius was abbot.
There are the remains of a medieval church almost completely overgrown by ivy. Next to it is a 10 metres by 4.50 metres stone plinth that houses a large number of medieval grave slabs, 15 lying flat, 9 standing upright.
One of these is the slab from the grave of Godfrey O'Donnell, king of Tir Conaill, who engaged a battle against Maurice Fitzgerald, the Norman Lord, at Credan in North Sligo in 1257 in which both received finally fatal wounds. Godfrey O'Donnell died in 1258 and was buried here.


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