St. Manchan's Oratory facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt. Manchan's Oratory
|An Teampall Geal, Templemanagan|
|Location||Ballymorereagh, Dingle, County Kerry|
|Years built||c. 7th–9th century AD|
|Length||5.5 m (18 ft)|
|Width||5 m (16 ft)|
|Height||2.75 m (9 ft 0 in)|
|Number of floors||1|
|Floor area||28 m2 (300 sq ft)|
|Diocese||Ardfert and Aghadoe|
St. Manchan's Oratory is located in Ballymorereagh (An Baile Riabhach), on the southeast slopes of Lateeve (Leataoibh) hill, 4.5 km (2.8 mi) east-northeast of Dingle.
A boat-shaped oratory similar to that at Gallarus. It stands 2.75 m (9 ft 0 in) high and has a finial. A souterrain (called Poll na Sagart, the priest's hole, based on the common legends that Catholic priests hid in them in the Penal era) and ancient burial ground with cross-inscribed slabs lie nearby. A holy well, Tobermanaghan, lies to the south.
The ogham stone (CIIC 170) stands 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) and reads QENỊLOCI MAQI MAQI-AINIA MUC̣[OI] ("of Cellach, son of the son of Ania, of the tribe of ..."). Sabine Ziegler placed it in the 5th–7th centuries AD.
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