Inishmurray

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Inishmurray is an uninhabited island situated 7 km off the coast of County Sligo, Ireland. It covers 228 acres (0.92 km2). On the island are remains of an early Irish monastic settlement. Saint Molaise founded a monastery here in the 6th century. The islands ecclesiastical settlement was attacked in 807 by the Vikings.


The enclosure wall is impressive - reaching 15 feet (4.6 m) in height at its highest point and up to 3 meters thick. The site contains various ecclesiastical buildings including enclosures, a stone-roofed oratory, two churches, a clochan, a large beehive-shaped cell and other remains including cross slabs suggesting foreign influences. The whole complex is composed of what is probably local limestone rubble.

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