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Fun for a brief visit

I believe this is the 'sunken church' on Inisheer. It was remarkable for its age and I found it... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Dan A
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Liberty, Missouri, United States
Interesting stop on a bike ride or walking tour

Stopped here on a bike ride around the island. This was one of our favorite things on the island... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Jessica N
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

I believe this is the 'sunken church' on Inisheer. It was remarkable for its age and I found it kind of wild to think about how it was used and picture people inside. It's a nice walk (a bit long) on foot from the boat...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on a bike ride around the island. This was one of our favorite things on the island. It's so old, and gives a compelling picture of the cultural and geological history of the island. We really enjoyed that we could go into the...More

Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 24 May 2018

The church ruins are hidden within the cemetery on the hill. Once you enter the cemetery you can see the tops of the ruins. It is definitely worth your time to wander up there and see it. You don't have to be part of a...More

Thank bee20152015
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The underground church is a short stop on the trip around this small island. Cemetary included. Part of the local tour route that you can walk to or be taken to by the tour guides.

Thank craig t
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful old chapel. It’s not far from the pier. There are very old graves here along with newer ones. Nice view of water from there as well.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 27 March 2018

First - dress for any type of weather while touring the Aran Islands. It was sunny when we left Doolin and when we arrived to the island it was pouring rain and didn't stop the entire time we were there. The ancient chapel is a...More

Thank RamblinRader
Reviewed 26 March 2018

With the help of a local guide my wife and I looked around the small Aran Island Inisheer. The drivers on the island all know to drive clockwise as the streets are narrow and unaware cyclists bicycling the wrong way cause a bit of jam!...More

Thank jamescL8698OG
Reviewed 4 August 2017

You'd miss the church from the road, because the entire hill has grown up around it. Climb the hill and it's down in the centre, along with St. Caomhan's bed.

Thank sunville2014
Reviewed 19 June 2017

It is quite a feeling to look out over Galway bay and the stone markers of the cemetery, and then turn one's gaze to the remains of this church. While the roof is long gone the stones are still intact, including the altar and an...More

Thank Austin R
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The church is located on a hill, where the cemetery is. It has been excavated a few dozens year ago. Before that the church was covered with sand. There is a legend that if you pass through a tiny window of the church, you will...More

Thank Shimnik
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