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What a beautiful old chapel. It’s not far from the pier. There are very old graves here along with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisa B
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Columbus, Ohio
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Beautiful chapel among weathered stones of the cemetery

First - dress for any type of weather while touring the Aran Islands. It was sunny when we left... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RamblinRader
,
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Province of Connacht, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This church is surrounded by sand and seems to be sunk underground. Details are surprisingly well preserved. You'll only spend a few minutes here (plan 10-20 min, depending on how much you like to explore cemeteries), but it's worth seeing.

Thank mhill186
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Incredible to see something so old preserved and accessible down a few steps. Beautiful piece of history

Thank DoolinTrip2014
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This 'buried church' is in the middle of the cemetery and a few steps down. If you didn't know it was there you would miss it. Walls are very well preserved and this is definitely worth seeing. If you look carefully around the cemetery there...More

Thank WorldTravelerJL18
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Really interesting, know as the buried church as it was covered with sands for centuries. It was excavated and retaining walls built to hold the dune back. History buffs will enjoy. One of 2 1000 year old churches on the island.

Thank Karl K
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