Inchmacnerin Abbey facts for kids
|Inis Mac nEirinn|
Jetties at Tawnytaskin, looking towards Church Island
|Other names||Eas-mac-neire; Inis-mac-n-erin; Insula-Macnery; Insula-Machum; Inch-vicrinni|
|Order||Canons Regular (Augustinians)|
|Mother house||Arrouaise Abbey|
|Location||Church Island, Lough Key, County Roscommon|
|Official name||Inchmacnerin Abbey (Church Island)|
Inchmacnerin Abbey is located on Church Island, an island of 2.1 ha (5.1 ac) in the western part of Lough Key.
A monastic site existed on the island from the 6th century AD, supposedly founded by Columba (Saint Colum Cille). The name means "island of the sons of Éirín".
It was dissolved c. 1569 and the land granted to William Taaffe in 1596.
The island was excavated in 2000, recovering parts of a stone church.
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