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Templesaghtmacree
Teampall na Seacht Mac Rí
Templesaghtmacree Church, Carrownlisheen.jpg
53°05′02″N 9°35′25″W / 53.083866°N 9.590158°W / 53.083866; -9.590158Coordinates: 53°05′02″N 9°35′25″W / 53.083866°N 9.590158°W / 53.083866; -9.590158
Location Carrownlisheen, Inishmaan, County Galway
Country Ireland
Denomination Pre-Reformation Catholic
Architecture
Functional status inactive
Years built c. 8th–10th centuries AD
Specifications
Length 10.85 m (35.6 ft)
Width 4.95 m (16.2 ft)
Number of floors 1
Floor area 53.7 m2 (578 sq ft)
Materials limestone
Administration
Diocese Tuam
Designations
National Monument of Ireland
Official name Templesaghtmacree
Reference no. 42

Templesaghtmacree is an Early Christian church and National Monument located on Inishmaan, Ireland.

Location

Templesaghtmacree is located right in the centre of Inishmaan, the middle Aran Island. It is directly east of the modern Catholic church, the Church of Our Lady and St John.

History

The name is derived from the Irish language, meaning "Church of the Seven King's Sons," commemorating seven men of royal birth who came to Inishmaan as hermits. It was formerly a site of pilgrimage.

Church

A rectangular stone church measuring 10.85 m (35.6 ft) by 4.95 m (16.2 ft), only the bases of the walls survive. A doorway and window are in the south wall. It also contains Leaba Cinndeirge ("Cinndeirg's bed"), grave of an obscure female saint with a cross slab. Tobar Cinndeirge, a holy well, is nearby.

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