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Easky Abbey Church
 

County

Sligo

Coordinates

N 54° 17' 09.42"   W 008° 57' 36.42"

Nearest town

Easky

Grid Ref.

G 37484 37888

Map No.

24

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

19

Date of visit

Sunday 9 June 2019

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
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The ruins of the old church in the old graveyard.


This church was built in the 15th century. It is aligned to the east (90°).
The unique feature of this church is the fact that the lintel of its east window is a whale bone. This narrow window is widely splayed, measuring about 1.50 metres inside and only 23 centimetres on the outside.

The doorway arch of the church once had the carved head of a Bishop, but this stone fell on the ground and is now kept inside the Easky Heritage Centre.

There's a small building at the entrance of the graveyard, known as the Priests' House. There's a holy water font on the right hand side of the doorway. Within this building there are two grave slabs with inscriptions in Latin. These are the graves of two priests.
In the graveyard, used until 1888, there are some interesting grave slabs.


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