St. Molua's Church, Killaloe facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt. Molua's Church, Killaloe
|St. Lua's Oratory|
|Location||The Green, Killaloe, County Clare (formerly Friar's Island)|
|Founded||10th/11th century AD|
|Dedication||Mo Lua of Killaloe|
|Number of floors||1|
St. Molua's Church, Killaloe is a medieval church and National Monument in Killaloe, Ireland.
St. Molua's Church was constructed on Friar's Island in the River Shannon, to the south of Killaloe town. In 1929–30 the Shannon hydroelectric scheme raised the water level and submerged Friar's Island, and the church was dismantled and brought north to be constructed on its present site in the grounds of Killaloe Cathedral.
A monastery was founded on Friar's Island by Mo Lua in the 6th century. The stone church was built c. 1000, in the era of Brian Boru. The stone roof is one of the first in Ireland; most contemporary stone buildings had wooden roofs.
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